Piano concert using cutting-edge music technology to highlight works by composers Jaroslaw Kapuscinski and Robert Schumann.
On Sunday, January 10th, 2016 at 3:30pm, Shanghai/Paris-based pianist Jenny Q Chai (www.jennychai.com) will be performing Where is Chopin? at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY.
Seated tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show. Standing tickets are $15 advance, $20 day of show, and are available for purchase at lpr.com or by calling 212.505.FISH.
In her exploratory new program Where is Chopin?, the second in her Piano Steampunk series, Jenny Q Chai explores the relationship between piano and electronics. The program will create a vivid musical story, making use of storytelling techniques common to novels and films, along with cutting edge music technology, such as the artificial intelligence program Antescofo, which is used in Jaroslaw Kapuscinski’s music. Mr. Kapuscinski, who will be present at the performance, is known for his unique compositions, where visuals/audio are equally important, reacting almost note by note, transforming the piano into a new instrument that combines the auditory and the visual. The audience will be invited to join these notable musicians for a journey to redefine classical music by simultaneously looking to the past, as well as ahead towards the future of composition.
Works to be performed during the “Where is Chopin?” program include:
Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, Oli’s Dream
Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, Where is Chopin?
Robert Schumann, selections from Carnaval:
Robert Schumann, Chopin
“I believe we should talk about all classical music-especially the connection between new music and old music- and not keep it caged in an ivory tower anymore” – Jenny Q Chai
About Jenny Q Chai
An artist of singular vision, pianist Jenny Q Chai is widely renowned for her ability to illuminate musical connections throughout the centuries. With razor-sharp intention, Chai integrates her prodigy’s training with personal fascinations in the latest in live electronics, artificial intelligence, and environmental research, creating layered multimedia programs and events which explore and unite elements of science, nature, and art. Also of note, Ms. Chai designs all her performance gowns and some jewelry, in order to present a more united performance aesthetic, akin to the idea of Wagnerian Gesamtkunstwerk. Ms. Chai has performed across the globe, headlining the most impressive venues from Carnegie Hall in New York City to the National Performing Arts Center in Beijing, China.
“Jenny Q Chai, who has studied with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, is following the more eclectic path…” The New York Times.