Instrumentation: toy piano and robot toy piano
Duration: 5 minutes
Commissioned by: UnCaged Toy Piano Festival
World Premiere: December 13, 2017. UnCaged Toy Piano Festival. Roulette. Brooklyn, New York
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Hybrid Entity fuses a human toy pianist and the Robot Toy Piano, a mechanical instrument created by sound artist Ranjit Bhatnagar, into a single musical entity. Rapid streams of notes create fuzzy, surreal textures that blur the lines between human and machine, harmony and timbre, and motion and stasis.