Orogenesis: Spacial Piano Improvisation Inspired by the Formation of Mountains

Rupert Huber (AT)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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St. Florian Monastery

Origenesis happens when plates of the Earth’s crust move and collide or crumple; the result of which may be a new mountain. When two continental plates collide, one subducts under the other. My piano improvisation represents this process by putting sound to the formation of an imaginary mountain.

Two scales collide and eventually create a new high point. I developed a piano technique that corresponds directly to the surroundings, the space and the sounds around me. It is somehow more of a dialogue than a monologue.



Rupert Huber (AT) is a composer born in 1967. He is widely known for his piano music and music installations, his electronic music project TOSCA and his collaboration with Ars Electronica.
For Huber, music is communication, as well as an active state of peace. His theory of composing, known as ˝dimensional music˝, considers physical space and unknown possibilities to create social and participatory music architecture.