Why do you use unconventional techniques?

Why do you use unconventional techniques?

Arthur Kampela Arthur Kampela
“The physical extension of my pieces, as they project beyond the mere instrumental mechanics to involve the performer as a whole—his/her body as a donator of sounds—is a fundamental aspect of my understanding of the ambiguities between gesture and sound…”
Richard Lainhart Richard Lainhart
“Audiences find these techniques interesting since they tend to produce new and vivid sounds and present an unusual visual appeal…”
Harold Meltzer Harold Meltzer
“It’s hard for me to reconsider the piano, because my fingers start wandering on the keyboard along so many prescribed paths…With instruments I don’t play it’s so much easier to pick up the instruments myself and to ask silly questions of smart players…”
Eric Glick Rieman Eric Glick Rieman
“As a pianist and as a composer, the idea of beating on my instrument with a rock appeals to me at both a visceral and a metaphorical level…”
Brenda Hutchinson Brenda Hutchinson
“What do I do? I sing into a 9 1/2 foot tube…”

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