Toy Piano Mini Fest @mobius
The Art of the UnGrand #5
Friday May 11th, 2012 : Program A :: 8pm & 10pm
Saturday May 12th, 2012: Program B :: 8pm & 10pm
Sunday May 13th, 2012: 4-5:30pm
original works by local composers
Lou Bunk, Keith Kirchoff, Jacob Mashak, Matthew McConnell, Steve Norton, Matt Samolis, Charles Turner, Jane Wang and John Cage's Music for Amplified Toy Piano(s)
Katelyn Clark (Montreal), toy pianos; Junko Fujiwara, cello/toy piano/voice; Eve Boltax, viola; Steve Norton, celesta/toy piano/bass clarinet, Matt Samolis, flute;
and including: Trudi Cohen, Oscar Diaz, Yuka Hamano Hunt, Max Lord, Matt Medeiros, Linda Papatopoli, Liz Roncka, Melissa St. Pierre, Adam Schutzman on toy pianos.
Mobius is excited to present two evenings and one late afternoon of new music for the often disregarded toy piano in its various guises: naked, abused, prepared, and amplified.
The mini fest will culminate Sunday, late afternoon, in multiple readings of Cage's Music for Amplified Toy Piano(s) rendered by various combinations of up to 14 (!) toy pianists wherein the audience will be surrounded and submerged in a chaotic cacophony of sound.
Program Front and Back Cover and Contents attached below:
Fri May 11, 2012 - Sun May 13, 2012
Friday, Program A
8 & 10pm (ie, Program A repeats at 10pm)
Saturday, Program B
8 & 10pm (ie, Program B repeats at 10pm)
Suggested Donation: $10
Sunday, Cage's Music for Amplified Toy Pianos
(audience is free to enter and leave during the performance
during pauses between readings)
Suggested Donation: $5
and On Sunday in Honor of Mother's Day
Toy Piano Raffle : $1 per ticket with your name/cell phone
100% of raffle proceeds will be donated to Mobius
winner announced at 5:30pm and takes home a toy piano!
One 2.5 octave Schoenhut and One 37 key Jaymar!
55 Norfolk Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Program A - Friday Night:
OverDrive for toy piano, live electronics, and fixed media
Keith Kirchoff, tp
Wishes fly like diamonds through the night air
Katelyn Clark, tp
Trio for Toy Piano, Viola, and Cello
Katelyn Clark, tp; Eve Boltax viola; Junko Fujiwara cello
Being and Becoming
Jacob Mashak, tp
Program B - Saturday Night:
Round for 4 Toy Pianos
tps: Jacob Mashak, Liz Roncka, Katelyn Clark, Yuka Hamano Hunt
Percussive Piece for 4 Toy Pianos
tps: Jacob Mashak, Liz Roncka, Katelyn Clark, Matt Medeiros
Puppet Theater Music III for flute and toy piano
1. Hieratic Dancing
2. A Motif of Hamamet
3. Little X
4. Puppet Theater
Matt Samolis, flute; Katelyn Clark, tp
Katelyn Clark, tp
Scrabble for 2 players
2. Timed Event
4. Hidden Corners
Junko Fujiwara, tp, voice, cello: Steve Norton, celesta, tp, bass clarinet
His Onnooor, John Cage
tps: Junko Fujiwara, Jacob Mashak, Katelyn Clark, Yuka Hamano Hunt
from Suite for Toy Piano (1981)
V. untitled (for Carolyn)
tp: Katelyn Clark
Program C - Sunday late afternoon:
Music for Amplified Toy Piano(s)
Conductor: Jacob Mashak
Toy Pianists: Katelyn Clark, Trudi Cohen, Oscar Diaz, Yuka Hamano Hunt, Junko Fujiwara, Max Lord, Jacob Mashak, Matt Medeiros, Steve Norton, Linda Papatopoli, Liz Roncka, Melissa St. Pierre, Charles Turner, Jane Wang + Adam Schutzman
Thank you to all the performers and composers who are part of this mini fest.
Additional thanks go out to the Mobius Artists Group, Matt Samolis for putting together the program,
Crank Sturgeon and Kevin Micka for contact mic support and construction,
Jacob Mashak for rendering and deciphering Cage's Music for Amplified Toy Pianos,
DMC, Chris Allert, David Heyes, Robert Voisey, and the members of the Toy Piano Performers facebook group.
The Toy Piano Mini Fest is dedicated to the memory of Bob Raymond.
Thank you to Kristophe Diaz, sara june, Burns Maxey, Matt Medeiros and Matt Samolis for the extensive documentation of this mini fest.
last updated: May 28, 2012