Mount Blanc, for piano and sound projection, 2002

[ Xenia Hu at the rehearsal for Mount Blanc, Berlin Philharmonic Hall - Kammermusiksaal, November 2005 ]















































Mount Blanc

Composition for Amplified Piano and Sound Projection, 2002

In Mount Blanc, the resonating sounds of a grand piano are spread out into the entire performance space
over a multi-channel loudspeaker projection. In a minute move from the lowest to the highest register, the entire range
of the piano keyboard is explored. The hold pedal is always down, and only white keys are played. Depending on
construction, volume, and intonation, varying overtones begin to resonate and to interact. Within the electronically
amplified decay of tones emerge micro-compositions of fluctuating chords and tonal interferences.

Previous and upcoming presentations

May 29th, 2013 Kunstverein Alte Schmiede, Vienna
Belma Beslic-Gal: piano | Bernhard Gal: sound projection

March 6th, 2008 Music Instruments Museum Berlin

Xenia Hu: piano. Bernhard
Gal: sound projection
Site-specific multi-channel concert, in conjunction with the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin.

November 7th, 2005, Berlin Philharmonic Hall - Kammermusiksaal (site-specific adaptation)
Xenia Hu: Piano | Bernhard Gal: Sound Projection
In conjunction with the Festival 'The New Austrian Sound of Music'.

March 6th, 2003, Kunstverein Alte Schmiede, Vienna (premiere)
Xenia Hu: Piano | Bernhard Gal: Sound Projection
Read some reviews here ... Audio excerpt (5.33)

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(...) Viel überzeugender, wenn Xenia Hu "Mount Blanc" von Bernhard Gál am Konzertflügel zelebriert: aus der Tiefe zum Diskant aufsteigende Akkordblöcke - eine subtile Gipfelbesteigung. (...)

Isabel Herzfeld (Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, November 2005)

(..) Virtuose Solistin war Xenia Hu, eine in Taiwan geborene Wienerin, die zur Zeit ebenfalls in Berlin lebt. (..)

Wolfgang Schaufler (Mica, Wien, November 2005)