Roger and Corrina with Aurora Borealis between them

Piano Room

Piano Room is a multidirectional listening experience where the audience is invited to sit right next to the performer, and listen from different locations.

The audience and performers 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, with ambience design by Tiffany Beckwith-Skinner.

It suits presentation in flat-floor space (black box, gallery, events hall) or concert stage (with audience on stage with the pianist). It requires 14m x 14m to 20m x 20m space for performer/audience.

Credits:

Writer, voice actor, co-creator: Merlynn Tong

Pianist: Dr Roger Cui

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

Sound engineer: James Clark / Tonepacer

Piano Room is supported by Redland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, HOTA – Home of the Arts, TonePacer, and 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.

Presentation History:

April 3 2024 | Redland Performing Arts Centre with support from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and Tonepacer.

Presenter Info:

Piano Room is available for presentation in Australia from April 2024, and internationally from 2025. Please get in touch with producer Corrina Bonshek for more information and to start a conversation.

Email 0435 247 874

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