PianOrquestra

Live Act Worldmusic Experimental ETHNIC Brazilian Jazz
PianOrquestra - Worldmusic Experimental ETHNIC Brazilian Jazz Live Act in Rio de Janeiro

PianOrquestra Short Info

Highly acclaimed by critics and public, PianOrquestra presents a fascinating approach to the piano. An intriguing musical experiment – one piano played by ten hands – transforms the piano into its own orchestra. The group explores Brazilian rhythmic roots and new sonorities and sounds, all produced on the piano in real time, through a variety of preparation resources that are not normally used by a traditional pianist.
Four classically trained musicians and one percussionist, Claudio Dauelsberg, Marina Spoladore, Anne Amberget, Priscilla Azevedo and Masako Tanaka, play the keyboard, the inside, the bottom and the sides of a prepared piano, placing objects on the piano strings, using felt, acrylic and metal, besides using fishing-wire, flip-flops, piano hammers drumsticks to obtain percussive effects among a variety of other objects.
Timbres range according to the density, weight and texture of the objects, some of which are especially built for the group. This way, PianOrquestra creates possibilities of sounds similar to a guitar, cavaquinho, contrabass, violin, harpsichord, and others, in addition to the most varied percussive timbres.
They sound like a samba band, a gamelan ensemble, a percussion ensemble; the pianists seamlessly exchange function and position to create an instrument that expresses itself as one voice. PianOrquestra uses prepared piano techniques based on John Cage’s experiments to explore these infinite possibilities of sounds produced by the piano.
Created and directed by Brazilian pianist Claudio Dauelsberg, PianOrquestra plays Brazilian music in an entirely unheard of manner. The performance flows easily from classical to popular Brazilian music, including contemporary composers such as Villa-Lobos, Ernesto Nazareth, Tom Jobim and Milton Nascimento and ethnic rhythms such as samba, choro, coco, maracatu and ciranda. With meticulous synchronism in a performance that involves a high level of virtuosity, PianOrquestra creates a unique instrumental sound.
Micro-cameras are installed inside, under and above the piano’s box, and the images are projected simultaneously onto a screen on the stage, so the audience can follow all the musicians’ movements inside and under the piano. PianOrquestra makes music that reflects contemporary artistic currents, attracting new audiences for instrumental music. The performance pleases and surprises.

The group has performed in venues such as:
o Concertgebouw Big Hall, Amsterdam – Brasil Festival
o Vancouver Jazz Festival, Canada;
o Oslo Brasil Music Festival, Norway;
o Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
o Teatro IFT, Buenos Aires, Argentina;
o Teatro Nescafe de las Artes, Chile;
o Codarts, Rotterdam;
o Belfast Festival, SARC, United Kingdom.
o Gävle Konserthus, Gävle, Sweden
o Västerås Konserthus, Västerås, Sweden
o Stora Teatern, Göteborg, Sweden
o Gerlersborgsskolan, Hamburgsund, Sweden
o Olsbergs Arena, Eksjö, Sweden
o Festival Internacional de Piano La Roque D’Anthéron, França

Highly acclaimed by critics and public, PianOrquestra presents a fascinating approach to the piano. An intriguing musical experiment – one piano played by ten hands – transforms the piano into its own orchestra. The group explores Brazilian rhythmic roots and new sonorities and sounds, all produced on the piano in real time, through a variety of preparation resources that are not normally used by a traditional pianist.
Four classically trained musicians and one percussionist, Claudio Dauelsberg, Marina Spoladore, Anne Amberget, Priscilla Azevedo and Masako Tanaka, play the keyboard, the inside, the bottom and the sides of a prepared piano,...

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Past Gigs PianOrquestra

  • 05 | 2016 Mogi das Cruzes SESC Mogi
  • 04 | 2016 Ribeirao Preto SESC Ribeirao
  • 04 | 2016 Sao Jose do Rio Preto SESC Sao Jose
  • 04 | 2016 Sao Paulo SESC Pompoéia
  • 04 | 2016 Rio de Janeiro Teatro NET RIO
  • 03 | 2016 Rio de Janeiro Sala Cecilia Meirelles
  • 01 | 2016 Rio de Janeiro Festival Interncional Rc4
  • 10 | 2015 Eksjo Olsbergs Arena
  • 07 | 2015 La Roque D'Antheron, France Festival Interntional du Piano La Roque D'Antherón
  • 05 | 2015 São João da boa Vista Festival Assad
  • 05 | 2015 São Jose dos Campos SESC Sao Jose dos Campos
  • 04 | 2015 Rio de Janeiro SESI Copacabana
  • 10 | 2014 Gothenburg Stora Teatern
  • 09 | 2014 Hamburgsund Gerlesborgsskolan
  • 09 | 2014 Vastersa Vasteras KONserthus
  • 09 | 2014 Gavle, Sweden Gavle Konsert

Discography PianOrquestra

  • 2012 Multifonias DVD |
  • 2007 PianOrquestra - 10 mãos e 1 piano preparado DVD |

Media

  • Video PianOrquestra - Labirinto (...
  • Video PianOrquestra - Ciranda (DV...
  • Video PianOrquestra - Manuel, o A...
  • Video PianOrquestra - Perk
  • Video PianOrquestra - Labirinto
  • Video PianOrquestra - Repente

Origin

  • Rio de Janeiro BR

Founded

  • 2003

Members

  • Claudio Dauelsberg musical director and pianist
  • Marina Sploadroe pianist
  • Anne Amberget Pianist
  • Priscilla Azevedo pianist
  • Mako Tanaka percussionist