Due to changes in travel plans...Wayne ended up at Butter on Thursday afternoon --- he'll be at the Kingfield Farmers Market on Sunday the 18th! Perhaps we'll get him to find his way back to Butter for one last sidewalk appearance before taking off to other parts of the state! Stay tuned (or out-of-tune- as the project turns out to be!)
Wayne Horvitz is rolling a piano around 21 Minnesota towns as a project that lets us explore entropy.
“21 Pianos” is a site(s)-specific interaction with an extremely out of tune piano and twenty-one towns and cities in Minnesota. The project will take place over two month-long trips, followed by a period of composing and compiling. Finally the project will be documented in a book that includes two CDs.
Conceptually the work is about entropy, how things fall apart, and how people think about it. It is also about transformation, conscious or otherwise.
Working with a “ship’s piano” (small, with only 67 keys) in extreme decay, Horvitz and a visual collaborator will travel with the piano to create mini, interactive performances. Voluntary performers will be able to play pieces from memory or improvise, which will then be recorded and visually documented.