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Duet for solo piano
Duet for solo piano Eve Egoyan (2017)

Avatar is proud to welcome Eve Egoyan for a two-week residency

Pursuing her work on the piano, the Toronto artist is beginning a new research with the Disklavier. Attentive and sensible to sound variations, the pianist is creating an intuitive interface to develop new capabilities for the instrument in Avatar’s studio. Egoyan is exploring the frontiers between sonic material and the piano’s musicality, between the notes played, those heard, and those transformed until they meet the imaginary.

For the occasion, Avatar has invited Patrice Coulombe, composer and media environment designer, to handle the computer programming in support to this creation.

About Eve Egoyan

Eve Egoyan is an artist whose medium is the piano. Her intuitive musicality, insightful attention to detail, and pianistic virtuosity have made her one of the world’s most sought-after interpreters of contemporary music. Eve’s exploratory nature and restless curiosity have led to numerous collaborations with other artists from a variety of disciplines including technologies in relation to the piano. Eve’s 2016 tour of works for disklavier and image include the Other Minds Festival (San Francisco), Roy and Edna Disney/ CalArts Theatre (Los Angeles), University of California Santa Barbara, University of California Irvine, and Stanford University and the Musée des beaux arts de Montréal at Bourgie Hall in collaboration with McGill University (Montréal). Her recording of Maria de Alvear’s diptych De Puro Amor and En Amor Duro will be released in 2016.

Eve Egoyan's residency - Photo © Marion Gotti
Eve Egoyan's residency - Photo © Marion Gotti
Photo © Marion Gotti - Avatar
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