HOCKET explores the virtuosity of two prepared pianos with a wide variety of materials including coins, screws, nuts & bolts, and more in John Cage’s seminal work, Three Dances for two prepared pianos. Alongside this groundbreaking work, HOCKET will be premiering companion pieces by Sarah Gibson for the same instrumentation, Thomas Kotcheff for two prepared pianos and percussion performed with the guest ensemble icarus Duo, and Peter S. Shin for two prepared pianos and electronics.
Program: John Cage – Three Dances for two prepared pianos
Sarah Gibson – New Work (world premiere)
Thomas Kotcheff – New Work (world premiere)
Peter S. Shin – New work
Quote: “With just one musician, you can really do an unlimited number of things on the inside of the piano if you have at your disposal an exploded keyboard.” – John Cage
Supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture.