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Klavikon

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Klavikon represents an entirely new approach to the piano, drawing on the experimental work of Tudor and Cage to transform the instrument into a factory of haunting, percussive textures. With the use of bolts, screws and assorted electric toys, Klavikon reimagines ‘electronic’ music without the use of conventional processes.

Indebted both to the American experimental tradition and to the postwar European innovations of Stockhausen and Ligeti, the album comprises a suite of brand new, visceral compositions.

Leon Michener studied classical piano and composition at Trinity College and the Royal Academy of Music. His recordings have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and recent performances include Stockholm Museum of Modern Art, The Roundhouse and Kings Place.

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released June 12, 2015

Written, performed and recorded by Leon Michener in London
Kontrapunkd mixed by Jamie Bissmire
Mastered by Mandy Parnell at Black Saloon Studios, London
Cover design and photography by Michael England

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Klavikon London, UK

KLAVIKON reimagines ‘electronic’ music without the use of conventional processes - no loops, no laptops, no sequencers. Instead, Leon Michener employs a unique system of amplified prepared piano. Augmenting the 88 keys with his own inventions and found objects - a custom made pick up, a robot dog- he delivers cascading batteries of percussion, sub-basses and abstract soundscapes. ... more

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