Youtube again unearths fascinating rarities:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14jPvnWhdNM
Who needs an orchestra when you got a grand
They could have been a bit more creative with the percussion, but otherwise very entertaining.
Interesting post! I am not able to access the youtube due to access restrictions, but, I was able to visit http://bowedpianoensemble.com
/ and download the suncatcher from the vikings of the sunrise.
Yes, the rhythm seems to be just a metronomic pulse, but the sonic textures and the picture of a nine people gathered around a concert grand is quite interesting. I think The Piano Guys had an episode like this. But they were slapping the side of it, like it was a bongo drum. This seems more reverent than that! Gives an entirely different meaning to "piano music" I have to say, this prepared piano (I would even qualify it more as string piano) and with the damper pedal released it sounds a lot like a orchestra harp which it is in a very crude way, I suppose... nevermind the intentions of Cristofori who probably solely playing the piano as by means of the playing the keyboard part of the piano..