THE Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is looking for 50 pianists to take part in a performance at this year’s festival.
Fifty pianists will be playing 25 instruments simultaneously in a performance of Dutch composer Kristoffer Zegers’ piece, Piano Phasing.
Any player who is over 12-years-old and of ABRSM Grade 5 or equivalent standard can volunteer for the event which takes place on Monday, November 23, at 6.30pm at Huddersfield Town Hall.
According to Zegers, the music was inspired by his childhood.
“When I was a little kid I would walk to the local church,” he said. “I heard the bells ringing along with those from other churches and they were always out of phase. Even when I was young I was fascinated by this music.”
Each player performs the same melody, but at a tempo of their choice, producing a canon effect.
All the pianos will be supplied by Leeds company Besbrode Pianists.
If you want to be involved contact Heidi Johnson on the email address above.