URSULA NISTRUP

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Installation of Two pianos tuned in a semi-public space, California, 2006

Recordings of the two tunings will be presented in one split frame, with coherent sound tracks of the two tunings played simultaneously in sync with the images. The audio from the two recordings will overlap, interfere and accompany each other through out the duration of the piece.


 

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Documentation still from the recording of Two pianos tuned in a semi-public space. California, 2006.

One piano is tuned according to the world standard pitch A=440 Hz and another at an average pitch of A=436 Hz. Average found as the average of all results found through the researched of the multiple tuning values throughout history of piano tuning.

 

Thanks to piano tuners August Frisca, Alan Eder and the Music School at California Institute of the Arts