We’re delighted to present the new album by acclaimed composer-pianist Leon Michener. Klavikon draws on the experimental work of Tudor and Cage to transform the piano into a factory of haunting, percussive textures.
‘Klavikon’ consists of 14 solo pieces performed in real time, with no looping or overdubbing. All sounds are made by the piano, by adding various objects of stone, wood, plastic and metal, and are then amplified. Credit cards provide rasping sub basses, washers hi-hats and rubber wedges kicks. With the use of bolts, screws and assorted electric toys, Klavikon reimagines ‘electronic’ music without the use of conventional processes.
The album will be released the 12th of June as 2x12" vinyl gatefold, CD and digital download.
For the first time our Battle Of The Band has been entirely broadcasted live and the recording is now available on Youtube.
Klavikon reimagines ‘electronic’ music without the use of conventional processes - no loops, no laptops, no sequencers. Instead, pianist Leon Michener employs a unique system of amplified prepared piano.
February's mix comes from Our Own Correspondent in Tokyo, James Greer. A blissful hour of aural encounters, from the sonic edifice of Messiaen's organ work to the latest excavations of Aphex Twin's unreleased rarities.