The piano is a vast instrument with a long history. If three pianists with highly dissimilar personalities play three pianos at the same time, would it be possible to get away from what is known as the piano sound?

– asks  Tanaka/Lindvall/Wallumrød, a unique piano ensemble consisting of three musicians with different backgrounds and experience. The curiosity for the piano and its countless possibilities was the outset whereas the wish to bend the common boundaries for piano music was the background for this project. The musicians develop the material in their own way by focusing on elements like tuning, register, intervals and dynamics, and their material includes both written compositions and improvised pieces. The trio has a sophisticated way of instant-composing, and this quality reflects both the musicians individuality as well as there orientation towards interplay.

Photo: Helge Lien

Photo: Helge Lien

Ayumi Tanaka - piano
Johan Lindvall - piano
Christian Wallumrød - piano

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