Tickling the Ivories

100 Years of Experimental Piano

At The Back Loft
Thursday 29th November 7.30 pm, Doors open at 7pmpm

The Back Loft/La Cat Acoustic is delighted to present an evening of experimental piano music in collaboration with curator/composer Peter Moran, with special guests Kian Geiselbrechtinger on piano and vocalist Olesya Zdorovetska.

This concert spans one hundred years of musical innovators, including acoustic, electro-acoustic and audio-visual works from Arnold Schoenberg, Henry Cowell, John Cage, György Ligeti, John Zorn and Irish composer Jennifer Walshe. The latter part of the programme will feature a selection of Peter Moran’s recent piano music, including the first full performance of “The Dublin Miniatures” – a collection of piano miniatures composed in different parts of Dublin city earlier this year, and performed with video projections of the locations where they were written.


Piano Sonata No.9, Op.68 (1910)                               Alexander Scriabin
Excerpts from Six Little Piano Pieces, Op.19 (1913)  Arnold Schoenberg
The Banshee (1923)                                                    Henry Cowell
The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (1942)    John Cage
Musica Ricercarta (1953)                                           György Ligeti
Memories of You (1964)                                             Cornelius Cardew
Cobra (1984)                                                               John Zorn
Table-ism (2005)                                                         Peter Moran
He Was She Was (2008)                                             Jennifer Walshe
Stahl (2008)                                                                 Samuel Gfrörer
Six Beageens and other piano miniatures (2010-11) Peter Moran
New Work (2012)                                                        Kian Geiselbrechtinger
The Dublin Miniatures (2012)                                                Peter Moran

Peter Moran and La Cat Acoustic are supported by the Irish Arts Council/An Comhairle Ealaíon

La Cat Acoustic is La Cat Salons' acoustic strand. La Cat Salons is the in-house programme of La Catedral Studios.