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Robot Toy Piano – Phyllis Chen / Ranjit Bhatnagar

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Gaudeamus invites young composers (35 years or younger) worldwide to write new notes for the Robot Toy Piano of Phyllis Chen and Ranjit Bhatnagar.


Call for sketches

We invite you to write a sketch of 30-60” seconds.
We ask you to send a score in PDF-format and a midi-file (for the robot toy piano), with mp3, if available, before August 15th.

Workshop / Reading Session Toy Piano, Robot Toy Piano

On August 22nd, the selected sketches will be announced for the Workshop / Reading Session. In the workshop, the selected works will be played and discussed by Phyllis Chen, Ranjit Bhatnagar and the participants.
Friday, September 8 | 14:00 | Muziekhuis Utrecht, The Netherlands

Deadline: before August 15th 2017

Phyllis Chen:
Ranjit Bhatnagar:

Phyllis Chen (NY) presents her work as pianist/toy piano pianist, composer and teacher at Banff Festival in Canada. She is the founder of the UnCaged Festival for toy piano, having its’ 4th edition in 2017.
She has had commissions from among others, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), A Far Cry, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Mt. Holyoke Choir, Opera Cabal Opera SHOP, Singapore International Festival of the Arts and the Roulette-Jerome Commission.

Sound artist Ranjit Bhatnagar (NY) invented the Robot toy piano that transforms midi-input into toy piano sounds. Bhatnagar works with interactive and sound installations, scanner photography and Internet art.
Recent works of his have been shown in the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, the Parc d’aventures scientifiques in Belgium, Flux Factory in Queens, and, he has given a studio course with rock band and original instruments - “Mister Resistor” at Parsons School of Design.

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