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Musical Storefronts: Conrad Tao, piano

March 3 at 4, 5 & 6 pm


Conrad Tao Bio

Program

 JOHN SUPKO  –  One Hundred Thousand Billion Pieces for Piano and Computer (2016)

One Hundred Thousand Billion Pieces for Piano and Computer is a modular work that takes the form of an interactive AI system which I am improvising with. Limited information and parametric controls are provided to me — otherwise, I have to listen to the computer, remain present, and make music with it. The piece has countless permutations and could theoretically go on forever.

Its title is inspired by Raymond Queneau's Cent mille milliards de poèmes (One hundred million million poems), a set of ten sonnets printed on card with each line on a separate strip.


MUSICAL STOREFRONTS

January 21-April 28, 2021

Kaufman Music Center brought live music back to NYC’s Upper West Side with a pop-up concert series with 107 performances featuring 202 of our city’s finest performers, including chamber musicians, soloists, Broadway stars from Hamilton, Tootsie and Company, and artists from the Merkin Hall stage. More than 30K passers-by enjoyed the performances. Presented in partnership with the Alphadyne Foundation, Musical Storefronts provided work to artists severely impacted by the cancellation of live performances in a format that took into account all necessary health and safety measures for both artists and audiences.

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