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Bondage Pianist

Von Nathan Hall.

Tame Your Man is a ‘living music sculpture’, a theatrical work composed for piano, rope bondage artist, narrator, and electronics. The piece premiered in November 2012 in Boulder, Colorado and has since seen several more performances with the NYC-based group Tenth Intervention. It deals directly with my sexuality as a gay composer, exploring pleasure, surrender, and trust through the power dynamics of the two main performers.
The music for Tame Your Man is comprised of 12 movements that roughly follow the traditional ‘circle of fifths’. Stylistically, militaristic pounding and dance club-like movements open the performance and soon become transformed, ending in a slower, ecstatic meditations. Over the course of the work, the pianist gets progressively more bound to his instrument, and the piano writing purposefully reduces the range of motion of the hands on the keyboard. By the last movement, only the outermost keys can be reached.

(via BadBlog)

Ein Kommentar

  1. Ästhetisch OK, finde ich die Sache doch etwas weinerlich