An artist whose medium
is the piano, over the past 20 years Eve Egoyan has continually re-invented her relationship with her instrument; a journey that has won her acclaim wherever she has performed. A deeply integrated virtuosic mix of sound, image, and unspoken narrative, Solo for Duet
challenges traditional conceptions of piano and pianist in an innovative, multi-sensory journey that leads the audience through layered emotional musical worlds, at times introspective, startling, playful, poetic, and urgent.
A salutary reminder of how modern piano music can be so deeply affecting
Egoyan explores the potential of the disklavier, an acoustic piano with a computer interface, collaborating with notable composers and artists to layer composition, sampled sounds, film and interactive images to transform the piano into a visual instrument.
Working with a tour-de-force of Canadian artists, Egoyan performs a program that draws inspiration from the films of David Lynch, a Shakespearean sonnet, technical glitches, and more.
- Thought and Desire (piano and amplified voice) composer: Linda Catlin Smith
- David Lynch Études (amplified piano, amplified voice/foot stomping/guitar and soundtrack with video) composer: Nicole Lizée
- EVƎ (solo piano) composer: Michael Snow
- Homonymy (prepared disklavier, voice, movement and video) composer/artist: John Oswald
- Surface Tension (disklavier and real-time video), co-creators: Eve Egoyan and David Rokeby
- Duet for solo piano (new work for sampling disklavier) composer: Eve Egoyan