Born: July 25, 1949 Primary Instrument: Piano
“Pianists have bee tinkering with the guts of their instruments for nearly a century now, but it’s altogether likely that no one has explored the art of prepared piano as diligently or creatively as ‘hyperpianist’ Denman Maroney.” �� Time Out New York, August 17-23, 2006
The music of hyperpianist Denman Maroney is inspired by the sounds of crickets and carpenters' tools among other things and by the music of Cage, Coleman, Cowell, Ellington, Ives, Joplin, Messiaen, Monk, Nancarrow and Stockhausen among others. Maroney uses a set of extended piano performance techniques he calls hyperpiano, which involves bowing or sliding the strings with copper bars, metal bowls, rubber blocks, and plastic boxes and gives him a unique, special and beautiful vocabulary. He also uses a system of temporal harmony based on the undertone series, which enables him to play as well as write in several beats at once....
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.