Exhibition: Surface Tension

Oct 6, 2016 to Nov 26, 2016
Robert Langen Art Gallery, main floor, Waterloo campus Library

The Robert Langen Art Gallery's Fall 2016 exhibition, Surface Tension is an ongoing collaborative interdisciplinary sound and video work created by renowned Canadian artists Eve Egoyan (piano) and David Rokeby (installation).

In Surface Tension, Egoyan's improvisations at the keyboard of a Disklavier (an acoustic piano with a computer interface) are transformed and interpreted by a computer into live visual images projected onto a video screen. The visuals respond to a variety of performance parameters including dynamics, pitch, the harmonic relation between pitches, the use of the sustain pedal, and the duration of individual notes.

On Fridays during the exhibition run, visitors are invited to play the Disklavier themselves and to experience the ways in which the video projection responds to their inputs.

We gratefully acknowledge Yamaha Canada Music and Music Plus for generously providing the Yamaha Disklavier Piano featured in the exhibit.