A Talk With Keith Kirchoff, Champion of Electroacoustic Piano

Feb 22, 2019

Keith Kirchoff
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Keith Kirchoff is a classically-trained pianist at the forefront of artists who combine the piano with electronics. He visited Western Michigan University in February while touring with his latest solo recital, "The Electroacoustic Piano: Acoustic Attacks and Sonic Refuge."  It is a continuation of a project that has so far resulted in three albums of new music.

Joined by WMU professor of composition Christopher Biggs, with whom he co-directs the SPLICE Institute, Kirchoff describes the variety of music and approaches used by the modern composers on his program. They also discuss Monstress, written for Kirchoff by Biggs and premiered this year.