Foundation for Emerging Technologies and Arts
2294 NW 2nd Ave, Wynwood Art District, Miami FL, 33127

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3. April 12

4. May 4

5. September 7

6. November 16



Season I: 2012

Season II: 2013

Season III: 2014

Season IV: 2015








The Prepared and Extended Piano

featuring Aurie Hsu, piano

Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 8PM on a beautiful 1923 Steinway grand piano at a private residence on Miami Beach.

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"Wailing, plucking, and gongs . . . composers have used many types of sound production in contemporary piano music. This concert features the piano as a playground for timbral exploration. From bouncing balls and playing inside the piano, to preparations, vocals, and electronics, each piece in the program showcases a distinctive sonic world that can emerge from the piano." A. Hsu

About the artist:
Aurie Hsu is a composer, pianist, and belly dancer. She composes acoustic, electroacoustic, and interactive music, performs her own prepared/extended piano music, and collaborates with musicians, choreographers, and designers of musical robots. Current composition projects include a viola da gamba quartet and variations on hebbena, a piece for belly dancer, RAKS (Remote electroAcoustic Kinesthetic Sensing) system, and musical robots. The RAKS system is a wireless sensor interface designed specifically for belly dance in collaboration with composer Steven Kemper. She currently teaches theory, composition, and electronic music at the University of San Diego. Aurie received her Ph.D. in Composition and Computer
Technologies from the University of Virginia and holds degrees in piano performance from Oberlin Conservatory (BM) and in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College (MFA). Aurie dances with Fire in the Belly Dance Co., a contemporary belly dance company based in Virginia.




Acoustica 21

12 Nights Series


Cyberinstruments via Physical Modeling

Lullaby (2013) by Aurie Hsu

The Seven Stars (2009, rev. 2012) by Steven Kemper

Xiao Xiao (1996) by Gao Ping

To Unformed (2009) by Kyong Mee Choi

With the support of Foundation of Emerging Technologies and Arts, Harold Golen Gallery, SFCA and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.