TINY KEYS BIG SOUNDS

Tiny Keys Big Sounds is a unique concert portraying vintage toy pianos – featuring pianist Tricia Dawn Williams. The programme includes works for solo toy piano ex. Suite for a Musical Clock by Handel,  Suite for Toy Piano by John Cage and Tierkreis by Stockhausen; music composed for piano and toy piano ex. Clowns at Night by George Crumb as well as the use of live electronics ex. In C by Terry Riley and The Worms Crawl In by Ruben Zahra.

PROGRAMME

Suite for a Musical Clock – by George Frideric Handel
Clowns at Night (from Metamorphoses) – by George Crumb
The Worms Crawl In – by Ruben Zahra
Suite for Toy Piano – by John Cage
Pan’s Labyrinth – by Javier Navarrete               
Watch Chimes (Carillon theme) – by Ennio Morricone
La Valse des Monstres – by Yann Tiersen 
Tierkreis (selection) – by Karlheinz Stockhausen 
Carousel – by Phyllis Chen
In C – by Terry Riley

a constantly changing kaleidoscope of styles, forms and melodies” - Brno Contemporary Orchestra – Czceh Republic – Oct 2022
Kinderklavier Concerto” for toy pianos and chamber orchestra ... each movement portrays the toy piano within a different cinematic narrative” - Malta Philharmonic Orchestra – Apr 2022
Composers have been taking the toy piano seriousely throughout the 20th century, especially after John Cage wrote the ‘Suite for Toy Piano’ in 1948” - ENCORE Arts & Culture Magazine – Mar 2021

In the Press

"Toy Pianos Aren’t Playing Around"
ENCORE Arts & Cultyre Magazine (Mar 2021)
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