The Speaking Pianist

Where musicians, performers and composers speak

Guy Barash talks back

A conversation with Guy Barash, a prolific and very active Israeli composer living in New York.

Among his compositions are symphonic, chamber, vocal and electroacoustic works. He has written an extensive body of work that incorporates text in various settings and arrangements. As a humanistic artist with a great social consciousness, Guy writes for people. Whether for performers or audiences, he creates music that is challenging yet compelling. Visit his website.

I just peformed his TalkBack IV, a great piece for piano and electronics, in London and Braine-l’Alleud (Belgium). Concert recording coming up !




Tapage nocturne sur France Musique

Emission résolument tournée vers la création, “Tapage nocturne” explore des univers musicaux pluriels se jouant des esthétiques. Des musiques électroniques aux musiques improvisées, des musiques de scène aux musiques pour l’écran, des installations sonores aux lutheries nouvelles, elle est l’écrin de tous les possibles sonores.

Interview de Bruno Letort


Attachée de production : Barbara Alotto
Réalisation : Bruno Riou-Maillard

Stéphane Ginsburgh a fait de la création son crédo, partenaire, miroir grossissant, révélateur de l’écrit musical, il a collaboré avec des compositeurs comme Stéphane Prince, Jean-Luc Fafchamps ou Renaud Deputter, sans jamais délaisser le répertoire. On retrouve dans sa discographie multiples horizons, allant de Satie à Feldman, de Duchamps à Prokofiev. Stéphane Ginsburgh est l’invité de ce Tapage Nocturne.

Musiques de Frederic Rzewski, Jean-Luc Fafchamps et Morton Feldman

Réécouter l’émission: ICI


Interview dans Larsen #7

Télécharger Larsen #7 : ICI

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Boyan Vodenitcharov on Koyaanisqatsi

Pianist, pianofortist and extraordinary improviser Boyan Vodenitcharov will play on Koyaanisqatsi in the Sonar series Amériques à la Maison du Peuple (Brussels) on february 15, 2014 at 8 pm.

Koyaanisqatsi is a mythical 1982 film directed by Godfrey Reggio consisting primarily of slow motion and time-lapse footage of cities and many natural landscapes across the United States.

Here is the interview he’s given me last month at the Brussels Conservatory (in French) : [audio]

Frederic Rzewski plays Rzewski

Frederic Rzewski will perform his music in the Sonar series Amériques à la Maison du Peuple (Brussels) on february 14, 2014 at 8 pm.

He will play recent pieces entitled Dreams (2013) inspired by Akira Kurozawa’s film and older ones entitled Four Pieces (1977).

Here is the interview he’s given me last week at his home (in English, sound becomes stronger after a minute) :



This blog is brand new. Expect interviews and other things to come up soon! SG

Piano Hero #1 – Stefan Prins