Experience Refractor Piano IMMERSION at Vortex Immersion Dome in Los Angeles

Experience Refractor Piano IMMERSION at Vortex Immersion Dome in Los Angeles

Award-winning pianist and composer Peter Manning Robinson will enthrall audiences with two stunning aural and visual art experiences for one-night only, during his Experience Refractor Piano™ Immersion concerts on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Vortex Immersion Dome, located in the LA Center Studios, near Downtown Los Angeles. Performing live with his invention, The Refractor Piano™, Robinson is pioneering a new music form called "refracted music."

Without using prerecorded tracks, triggered samples, external sounds, or MIDI instruments, the Emmy and multiple BMI award-winning composer creates a vast spectrum of new musical environments with just a refracted, acoustic piano. Robinson plays improvised but structured compositions within the "refractions" generated by his newly created instrument. The music combines elements of neoclassical composition and jazz improvisation that, when acoustically refracted, produce a truly original and transcendent live music experience. To learn more about the artist and the concert please visit www.petermanningrobinson.com and https://www.facebook.com/events/1192340224227868.


Combining immersive visual and aural elements, the concert will create a multi-sensory experience for the audience. In collaboration with filmmaker Klaus Hoch, the Refractor Piano™ co-developer and the project's creative director, projection designer Hana Kim has designed visual projection journeys that will expand the visceral experience of Robinson's music.


In addition to performing, Robinson will also speak about his music and The Refractor Piano™. Performance will begin at 7:30pm and 10:00pm. Tickets are $20.00. All ages are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. This one-night only, dual-concert event will take place at Los Angeles Center Studios, in the Vortex Immersion Dome (entrance at 450 S. Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017). For venue questions only, you may call 866-792-1717. For Experience Refractor Piano™ Immersion tickets and parking information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/experience-refractor-pianotm-immersion-peter-manning-robinson-tickets-32413265951.


This will be Robinson's third Refractor Piano™ concert event since unveiling his and Hoch's new invention last April at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, California. The highly acclaimed debut concert was followed by a second concert event in the fall of 2016 at MOCA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, on Grand Avenue, in Los Angeles.


"This concert is the next progression in the Refractor Piano™ evolution. Playing at the Vortex Dome allows me to expand both the aural and the visual elements to create an experience that truly immerses the audience in the performance," says Robinson.


In Robinson's hands, The Refractor Piano™, an adapTed Steinway piano, is capable of generating a remarkable array of never heard before sounds. While the music is composed and the performance process is well-planned, "refracting" the piano's raw, acoustic sound makes each performance unique and never an exact reproduction. As Robinson performs, he rides the refractions as he bends and morphs the raw sound. The new textures he creates - the acoustic "refractions" - are used to generate the distinct "instruments" and "voices" heard in each composition. Using the keyboard, fingers, mallets, and other implements, Robinson uses the entire piano to conjure up his new music.


Combining visual and aural elements, the concert will create a multi-sensory immersive experience for the audience. In collaboration with Hoch, Kim has designed visual projection journeys that will expand the visceral experience of Robinson's music.