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The New Language
Old 3rd December 2016
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The New Language

Morton Subotnick famously eschewed traditional keyboards on synthesizers because he reasoned that electronic instruments were an opportunity to create a whole new language. Seems you might be somewhat in agreement though I've seen inexplicable videos of you playing piano in what can only be described as a traditional if jejune manner.

Care to expand on this?
Old 4th December 2016
Suzanne Ciani
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Hmmmm...I don't think playing the piano is inexplicable...and though apparently my piano music does not speak to you in any profound way, I assure you I find it very satisfying. And piano playing is not to be confused with attaching a traditional keyboard to an electronic music instrument. A traditional mechanical keyboard is indeed an inappropriate interface for a Buchla and I have no need for such keyboards in my Buchla performances. In fact, to make that clear, I definitively gave up even touching a piano during my early years of devotion to electronics. Now I find myself in two worlds that don't touch really, except for the compositional concepts that they share. I find that I bring some electronic consciousness to my writing for piano and some classical background to my work with the Biuchla. Thanks you for your observations!
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