Playing tracks by
Denman Maroney, Alt.timers and Ratzo Harris.
The music of "hyperpianist" Denman Maroney is inspired by nature and the music of John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Henry Cowell, Duke Ellington, Charles Ives, Scott Joplin, Olivier Messiaen, Thelonious Monk, Conlon Nancarrow and Karheinz Stockhausen among others. Maroney plays what he calls hyperpiano, which involves bowing and sliding the strings with copper bars, steel cylinders, Tibetan prayer bowls, rubber blocks and CD cases and gives him a unique sonic vocabulary. He also uses a system of temporal harmony based on the undertone series that allows him to improvise and compose in several tempos at once. In this interview, he will discuss his approach in detail. In "Music For Words Perhaps", the words are set to music by permission of AP Watts Ltd on behalf of Michael B.Yeats and Anne Yeats.