Xen Var

Orogenesis: Spacial Piano Improvisation Inspired by the Formation of Mountains

Origenesis happens when plates of the Earth’s crust move and collide or crumple; the result of which may be a new mountain. When two continental plates collide, one subducts under the other. My piano improvisation represents this process by putting sound to the formation of an imaginary mountain.

Two scales collide and eventually create a new high point. I developed a piano technique that corresponds directly to the surroundings, the space and the sounds around me. It is somehow more of a dialogue than a monologue.


Sep 7, 2019 – St. Florian Monastery, Linz, Austria