Catch the Tiger!
Intermedia composer and pianist Jaroslaw Kapuscinski creates lighthearted and fanciful pieces in which musical instruments are used to control multimedia content. In these media compositions, he controls projections of videos and computer-generated graphics as he plays piano. The images, words, and music combine to entertain, but also provide insight into the artistic relationship between words and music. The witty integration of his virtuosic piano playing—he was first trained as a classical pianist and composer at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw—with a precisely timed flow of images informed his latest work Where is Chopin, in which he plays excerpts from Chopin’s 24 Preludes in conjunction with videos of people in various countries listening.
Kapus´cin´ski work has been presented at MoMA; ZKM in Karlsruhe; the Museum of Modern Art, Palais de Tokyo; and Centre Pompidou in Paris. Kapus´cin´ski’s is actively involved in intermedia education, leading the Intermedia Performance Lab at Stanford University where he is assistant professor of composition.
April 16, 2011
Juicy: Works for Piano and Image by Jarosław Kapuściński, DVD, recorded at EMPAC and released by Everglade Records