“In this episode I would like to invite you to my upcoming concert with Beethoven’s 5th piano concerto. The concert is taking place on Friday, April 15th at Harvard’s Paine Hall. I will also talk a little bit about what makes this concert so special.
Those of you who can make it to the concert on Friday will hear something very extraordinary. I will be improvising a contemporary cadenza to the first movement of Beethoven’s 5th concerto using a live-electronics framework by composer Edgar Barroso.
In the concert on Friday I will insert an electro-acoustic improvisation into the middle of Beethoven’s notated cadenza demonstrating how different elements from within the concerto are perfectly suitable for such an experiment.”