Sebastian Lexer’s musical life is focused on free improvisation and the experimental. The role of technology has become an increasingly integral part in his music best reflected in his creation of and performances with the Piano+, an electroacoustic extension to the acoustic piano. His solo CD Dazwischen and various projects with various musicians show the exciting sound-worlds explored ‘in between’ the acoustic piano and the electroacoustic modification thereof. Sebastian's works freelance as a musician, audio engineer and producer, interactive software developer and lecturer. A regular performance schedule has included concerts and radio broadcast in Europe and the US.
The computerised augmentation of the acoustic piano, the piano+, has developed from a combination of conventional and extended playing techniques, prepared piano and electronic real-time modifications of its sounds. The interest in free improvisation, the motivation to work with sounds by exploring their contingent qualities in timbre, dynamic and microstructures, has inspired a different mode of interaction with the technology, allowing a very close relationship between acoustic instrument and electronic modifications. The performance is a journey through the instrumental space in which new relationships between performer and technology emerge from the sonic sculptures found in between the acoustic and the electronic while retaining a fundamental pianism.