Nihilistic Analogs

Alfredo Ovalles

January 19, 2018 Vienna, AT


Time : 19:00
Venue : Mi Barrio
Address : Münzwardeingasse 2
Zip : 1060

First came the harpsichord, followed three centuries later by the fortepiano. After much development, the piano and the piano recital were born.

Nihilistic Analogs presents an expansion of the possibilities of the piano in collaboration with electronic media, where pre-recorded material functions as a chamber music partner, and live processing modifies the sound of the piano and enlarges the already big sonic possibilities of the instrument.

The music that forms Nihilistic Analogs imagines what sonic window shopping can be, surrounded by the sounds of failing cement mixers and other mechanical noises.

There is also the deconstruction of one of the most loved (and hated) pieces in the piano repertoire, a Swiss explorer getting lost in the desert and what Indian classical music sounds like through the ears of a Mexican composer.

The program:

Jorge Sánchez-Chiong – Jupiter Analogs
Annie Gosfield – Phantom Shakedown
Germán Toro-Pérez – Inventario II
Enrique Mendoza-Mejía – Jaw Brake
Ricardo Tovar-Mateus – Not Safe for Work
Missy Mazzoli – Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos
Matthias Kranebitter – Nihilistic Studies 4 – 6 (piano as neurosis)


When? – Friday, January 19th at 19:00
Where? – Mi Barrio / Münzwardeingasse 2, 1060. Wien

Tickets at the door:
General admission – €15
Students and Seniors – €10
Children under 10 years old – €5

This program is possible thanks to the support of Bundeskanzleramt Österreich