Keith Kirchoff (USA) – 7/08/15


Keith Kirchoff is a pianist, composer, conductor, concert curator, and teacher. Described as a “virtuosic tour de force” whose playing is “energetic, precise, (and) sensitive,” he works towards promoting under-recognized composers and educating audiences of the importance of new and experimental music. An active lecturer who has presented in countries throughout the world, his recital programs focus on the integration of computers and modern electronics into a traditional classical performance space.

Throughout his career, Kirchoff has premiered well over 100 new works and commissioned several dozen. As a strong supporter of modern music, he has worked closely with many prominent composers including ChristianWolff, Frederic Rzewski, and Louie Andriessen. One of the nation’s prominent performers of electronic music, his “Electro-Acoustic Piano” tour has been presented throughout two continents.


Keith Kirchoff (b. 1981): Seeing the Past Through the Prism of Tomorrow for piano and live electronics (2014)

Scott Miller (b. 1966): Every Problem Is a Nail for piano and electronics (2014)

Robert Seaback (b. 1985): seed.signal for piano and electronics (2012)

Peter Van Zandt Lane (b. 1985): Studies in Momentum for piano and electronics(2014)
I. Ground State
II. Projectile Motion
III. Escape Velocity
IV. Planck’s Waltz
V. Approaching Entropy


Dan VanHassel (b. 1982): Camouflage for piano and live electronics (2012)

Christopher Jette (b. 1975): utuquq for piano, kinect, and live electronics (2014)

Steven Ricks (b. 1969): Medusa in Fragments for piano, surround sound electronics, and video projection (2011)

8pm start, $10 entry