Piano Room

Piano Room

Piano Room is a piano recital with a difference.

The audience and pianist are immersed in a multi-speaker soundscape of augmented piano, real-world sounds, pre-recorded love-story that dramaticises the relationship between human, urban, and nature as a seduction, argument, battle, and conversation.

This truly interdisciplinary work is created by acclaimed playwright Merlynn Tong,  award-winning concert pianist Roger Cui, and composer/sound artist/artistic director Corrina Bonshek.

Piano Room will be a 50minute work for a small audience of 30-50 people seated in a semi-circle around the pianist.

It suits presentation in black box, galleries and halls with a flat floor or retractable seating, minimal lighting (it’s devised for dark space). Sound tech includes four speaker PA with subwoofers for visceral / tactile experience.

Credits

Writer, voice actor, co-creator: Merlynn Tong

Pianist: Roger Cui

Concept, composer, sound-art, collaborative direction: Dr Corrina Bonshek.

In Development

Stage 1 development at HOTA – Home of the Arts 2022 with support from the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and the City of Gold Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland, and TonePacer.

Stage 2 development in February-September 2023 with support from Redland Performing Arts Centre and TonePacer.

Presenter Info

Piano Room is available for presentation in Australia from October 2023, and internationally from 2024. Please get in touch with producer Corrina Bonshek for more information and to start a conversation.

Email 0435 247 874

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