Prepared Piano

About this playlist

‘Piano preparation’ entails the alteration of original piano sound by objects like metal screws, pieces of rubber, paper and plastic placed inside the instrument. One of the first composers to use it extensively was John Cage. We like to think of the prepared piano as a predecessor of all synthesizers – and for Cage's time, it was pretty innovative.

Curated by

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

About this playlist

‘Piano preparation’ entails the alteration of original piano sound by objects like metal screws, pieces of rubber, paper and plastic placed inside the instrument. One of the first composers to use it extensively was John Cage. We like to think of the prepared piano as a predecessor of all synthesizers – and for Cage's time, it was pretty innovative.

Curated by

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

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