The Refractor Piano Concert, Featuring Peter Manning Robinson, Set for Bergamot Station
Award-winning pianist and composer Peter Manning Robinson will enthrall audiences with a stunning aural and visual art experience at his The Refractor Piano Concert on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Santa Monica's Bergamot Station.
Performing live with his invention, The Refractor Piano, Robinson is pioneering a new music form: "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 sounds with just a refracted, acoustic piano. In a sense, Robinson plays inside the refractions generated by his newly created instrument. His innovative compositions, rooted in classical and jazz traditions combined with improvisation and acoustic refraction, produce a truly original and transcendent live music experience. To learn more about the artist, visit www.petermanningrobinson.com.
While Robinson and his creative collaborator, Klaus Hoch, have been working in the studio on The Refractor Piano project for a number of years, this is the first time Robinson's Refractor Piano music will be presented publicly at a live concert event for adventurous music seekers.
Set and projection designer Hana Kim is creating a special visual environment for the concert. In addition to performing, Robinson will also speak about his music and The Refractor Piano.
Doors open at 7:00pm and the performance will begin at 7:30pm. It is free with reservations. All ages are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information on the event, go to www.facebook.com/events/1088421337870300. Bergamot Station is located at 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404. Go to bergamotstation.com.