Petra Cini (photo Alex Schroder)

Buttons and keys

Nieuw Amsterdams Peil
Sun 22 Sep 2024 16:00 - 17:15
Sun 22 Sep 2024
16:00 - 17:15
  • Sun 22 Sep 2024
    16:00 - 17:15
    Kleine Zaal


Petra Cini Etude nr. 1 Lie algebra 
Petra Cini Etude nr.2 Lie group 
Huib Emmer La perle de sang 
Huib Emmer / Guus Janssen De grove korrel


Nieuw Amsterdams Peil:
Petra Cini piano, electronics
Huib Emmer electronics
Guus Janssen keys
Gerard Bouwhuis piano

The unexpected chemistry between piano and electronics

What happens when the black and white keys of Janssen collide with the knobs and wires of Emmer? The result is waves of tension and relaxation, caused by noise, tones, pulses, and voices. A chemistry of the unexpected, the unstable unfolds under the hands of two instant composers. The music is raw and unpolished, free from any unnecessary aesthetics. 

Pythagoras and Xenakis already knew that music and mathematics have a strong relationship. As a special guest, the young Italian composer/pianist Petra Cini plays some of her etudes for electronics and piano. With great imagination, she brings these two worlds together.