the piano and mr. tse Joshua Thorpe

this piece is similar to work of maciunas, paik, and corner, except that rather than literally destroying or deconstructing an instrument, the material here comes entirely from a commonplace practice: the regulation of a piano who’s “touch” had become poor. the piano and mr. tse is the very-slightly-altered document of one instance of this process. the only changes i have made to the original recording are to edit out chatter and any tunes he played to test the touch.

  • Year of composition: 1999
  • Duration of the submitted work: 11:36

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