Benoit Delbecq’s ‘Weight Of Light’ Shows How Mysterious Prepared Piano Can Sound

The French pianist is known for inserting pieces of wood between strings to produce new sounds. Delbecq’s technique — as showcased on his new album — can make him sound like he has an extra hand.
Among prepared piano players, few conjure an air of mystery like France’s Benot DelbecqOn the video of ‘Anamorphoses,’ asparagus-sized twigs of pine poke up from between the strings as if a tree were sprouting from inside the piano – visual poetry to reinforce the music’s mysterioso quality.


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