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dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, Vanessa
dc.coverage.spatialBrisbane, QLD
dc.description.abstractResearch Background: 84 Pianos is a new 30 minute composition by Erik Griswold for all 84 pianos in the Queensland Conservatorium. Based on an idea devised by Vanessa Tomlinson, this work formed a central part of the World Science Festival Brisbane. The composition intentionally worked with the acoustics of place, highlighting the architecture, internal acoustical and sound phenomena. Performers included QCGU staff Natasha Vlassenko, Oleg Stepanov, Stephen Emmerson, Steven Newcomb, Louise Denson, Shelli Huscombe, Graeme Jennings, alongside HDR students, and many undergraduate performers. Research Contribution: Can you imagine the sound of 84 pianos, performing simultaneously? This work consisted of crashing tone clusters, droning arpeggios, fragments of familiar romantic tunes, filling hallways, practice rooms, nooks and crannies of Queensland Conservatorium in a never-before attempted mass piano performance. The work used all the pianos at the Queensland Conservatorium in-situ, and literally sounded the building, providing audiences with a chance to explore and compare acoustic spaces. A choose-your-own adventure entry into a piece of new music, composed specially for this event by Erik Griswold. This performance has been devised and directed by Assoc. Prof. Vanessa Tomlinson. Research Significance: This work was presented as part of the Queensland Conservatorium’s contribution to World Science Festival in a sub-festival called 100 Ways to Listen. The work was featured through television, radio and newspaper previews and reviews, receiving critical acclaim through The Australian and Limelight Magazine. It has also been made into a feature video which is being disseminated to attract future performances. In addition it was part of the AMC/APRA Art Music Award for 100 Ways to Listen – Excellence in Experimental Music 2017.
dc.publisher.placeQueensland Conservatorium Griffith University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSound of 84 Pianos
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMusic Performance
dc.titleSound of 84 Pianos
dc.typeCreative work
dc.type.descriptionR1_1 Music (Major Research)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationTomlinson, V, Sound of 84 Pianos, 2017
gro.description.notepublicMusical performance using 84 pianos - presented as part of the Queensland Conservatorium contribution to World Science Festival in a sub-festival called 100 Ways to Listen, in Brisbane.
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gro.griffith.authorTomlinson, Vanessa

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