Wendy: Final Project


Multimedia in Piano Concert (When Piano meet Multimedia)
Using Multimedia like images, videos and lights getting together with a classical pianist's playing can make an unique that blend of classical style piano repertoire with a visual interpretation. Nowadays, in a visual era, why can't do some different in classical music? However, just listening is not enough, somehow we will think the music is boring and you would like to feel more engaged with the music. If the audiences are trying to watch images or videos through the piano live concert that would encourage audiences to give classical music a try and getting more knowing about classical music. Since different people have different tastes in different styles music. If classical pianists can do concerts with multimedia that could attracts more people to get into the live concerts, which will made more money through performances than album sales, especially in China, where people was paid more in china for the live concerts than in USA.

For this project, I will work on how to prepare a balance between spectacles and music sounds. What kinds of Software was used to control the sounds, how to relate with the stylistic music, it is possible to have each of these factors present at the proper time, and how do pianists communicate with audiences when they give a multimedia piano concerts?

I will give a presentation with multimedia piano performance. Using PowerPoint, video and software to do my final presentation.

Depending on different types of the multimedia piano concert, the following will include:
Siheng Song multimedia piano concert
New Jerusalem from Traverse Multimedia Concert
Ravel Ondine

Annotated Bibliography

Tadday, Ulrich. "Life and Literature, Poetry and Philosophy: Robert Schumann's Aesthetics of Music." The Cambridge Companion to Schumann. 2007. 38-47. Print.
This article briefly talks about the literature in the life for the history of Schumann's music, and also the process of poetic reflection. I think I need to approach the historical context through the life, the poetry, the literature, and the philosophy.
Robert Schumann, Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), Op. 82. Bartholf Senff: Leipzig, 1850 First Edition.
I found the published version, No.4 "Verrufene Stelle" (Haunted Place) is the only one using the poetic mottos. The mottos with translations from Friedrich Hebbel's Waldbilder. Reading through the mottos can help better understanding in his music.

Anaheim, Calif. "So Far, Yet So Close: Yamaha Disklavier RemoteLive Defies Musical Time And Space." Yamaha. N.p., 19 Jan. 2012. Web.
Piano Broadcasting Technology Gains Momentum in 2011; With RemoteLive, 'The Impossible Is Now Possible'.
This news shows RemoteLive will be more possible towards many new things. RemoteLive is a way that we will listen and enjoy piano music, and audience will explore their imagination more wild, it is truly technological innovation.

Crapoulet, Emilie. "From Intermedial Music to Interactive Multimedia Event: the Performance of Ravel's Miroirs." Cultural, lenguaje y representacion / Culture, Language and Representation Vol. 6 (2008): 121-136 Print
Culture, Language And Repersentation. 2008.
This sources analyzes the multimedia concert repertoire through contextual and theoretical. Focus on problems of musical consequences moving multimediality in the Ravel's work Miroirs. I think is great article to function the performer for the multimedia piano recital.

Magic User's Guide-Magic Music Visuals
This website shows the Magic development team can edited or enhanced the videos files in real-time when performer playing in live music. I can clearly see those videos have been working on with the music at the same time perfectly, and give me some ideas how to design for the videos.

Tommasini, Anthony. "Sound and Vision: A Piano Recital With a Multimedia Heart by Anthony." The New York Times 15 Nov. 2009: C7 Print.
The article talks about pianist Leif Ove Andsnes explore a multimedia and reinvent the piano recital. I can see the black and white key on the screen around by five decorative panels on the stage. Since his performance was new, and really great in this collaboration. Like Anthony said it is "Pictures Reframed" multicity tour around the world.

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