Sandresky plays Glass and Paper

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The Page Turner Études are FROM THE INTERPRETATIONS OF SHEET MUSIC BODY OF WORKS AND ARE, LITERALLY, TURNING SHEET MUSIC INTO SHEET MUSIC.

In these works, page turning becomes a musical part, with the timed rustling sounds of the turned paper sheets being integrated into the composition. The arranged page turning parts are writing in a double function to the instrument parts, as such, the performing musician plays two instruments simultaneously.

Page Turning scores are handmade and each have their specific designed paper rustling sound. Tuned as a microtonal instrument.

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The much celebrated New York pianist Eleonor Sandresky commissioned Jobina Tinnemans to compose Paper pieces for piano solo to include in her concert programme about innovative new music. Resulting in three works: ‘Page Turner Étude nr.1’, ‘Page Turner Étude nr.2 – U’, ‘Page Turner Étude nr.3 – Intertidal, Winged Kelp’.

The concert starts with Eleonor’s tribute to celebrate the 80th birthday of Philip Glass, highlighting his fearless innovation as an artist, his curiosity about the world and his open heart and mind. Sandresky continues the programme with how this artistic ripple has extended, focusing on work that fulfills this mission on the exciting forefront of new music. These curated pieces, like Glass’ early work, expand the idea of what concert music is and how we experience it.

Eleonor Sandresky is a long-time Philip Glass Ensemble member and guest musician with Glass in a number of roles, as well as MATA festival co-founder. Eleonor counts him as one of her most important mentors.

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‘Sandresky plays Glass and Paper’ Cafe OTO, London, July 3 2017

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Posted on July 2, 2017

Dress rehearsal in Lampeter House

In order for Eleonor to prepare for the Café OTO concert, we needed to find space to rehearse whilst being on our trip to Pembrokeshire. Julian and Mami welcomed us in the most warmly heartfelt fashion in their wonderful Lampeter House venue. Their space sounds wonderful. I made some videos I will post I due time.

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Posted on July 2, 2017

Sandresky rehearsing Page Turner Étude Nr. 1

When we were in Pembrokeshire Glen Peters very kindly offered rehearsing space at his Rhosygilwen venue for Eleonor to practice for tomorrow’s concert.

Page Turner Étude Nr.1 is very rich in it’s minimalism – the paper pages are made to rustle very loudly to swap roles: the page turning is the instrument and the instrument, the piano, is the page turning.

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Posted on July 1, 2017

Sandresky plays Glass and Paper

Cafe OTO, London, July 3 – this Wednesday. Very exciting programme featuring a tribute to Glass, the composer, and Paper, the material! More here

warning: slightly minimalist #pageturnerétudes

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Above a page from ‘Page Turner Étude Nr.2 – U’

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Posted on June 26, 2017

Cafe OTO London July 3rd

Next week! This! I’m in full preparation while I should be promoting this wonderful concert. I’m printing out my sheet études on the finest rustling tissue paper. Mmmmmm. Rustling. #PageTurnerétudes #PaperPiano #CafeOTOJuly3

Eleonor Sandresky performing a great programme of concert and experimental piano music in Cafe OTO July 3rd. Check it out!

Cafe OTO link and tickets

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Posted on June 17, 2017

Cafe OTO, London, July 3

I’m extremely honoured three works of mine are featured in this concert Eleonor Sandresky will be performing on piano and electronics.

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“Composer/choreographic pianist Eleonor Sandresky will be performing a concert tribute to Philip Glass in celebration of his 80th birthday in Cafe OTO London on July 3rd. Long-time Philip Glass Ensemble member and guest musician with Glass in a number of roles, as well as festival co-founder (MATA), Eleonor counts him as one of her most important mentors.

This concert will pay tribute to his fearless innovation as an artist, his curiosity about the world and his open heart and mind. To this end, Sandresky will focus on work that fulfills this mission on the exciting forefront of new music. The concert will feature her conceptual choreographic piano and electronic work and new works by UK-based MATA alumna, Jobina Tinnemans, for piano, sound processing and paper page turns. These curated pieces, like Glass’ early work, expand the idea of what concert music is and how we experience it.”

Tickets https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/eleonor-sandresky/

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PRINTING SCORES ON TISSUE PAPER

Today the Apartment House ensemble is going to workshop my three new works – ‘Turner Piece’, ‘Apartment House’ and ‘Metro’.

By turning the score’s pages of both ‘Turner Piece’ and ‘Metro’, the sound of paper features as an instrument. I’ve been having a great time going to an art supplies shop listening to their paper qualities.

Printing on tissue paper needs some extra attention.

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posted June 15, 2015

GLASSINE TISSUE PAPER – SONIC SKETCHBOOK #15

Taking you to your childhood photo album;
to the lady in a documentary proudly illustrating her history with newspaper cutouts;
to the uncle with the exotic stamps collection.
It also sounds a bit like a sea wave.
Or like it just as it is.

#turnerpiece

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