Matthew Herbert's "20 Pianos" Features Electronic Modifications Of 20 Legendary Keyboards

On the same day of release as his Boiler Room set at the British Library Sound Archive, avant-garde electronic music composer Matthew Herbert is debuting his latest piece, 20 Pianos, at the Oxford Contemporary Music Festival.

For the piece, commissioned as part of the New Music Biennial, Herbert takes 20 pianos from around the world, from owners as varied as Rachmaninov, Mahler, a church, and a prison, and alters them in electronic ways that include amplification and sampling.

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