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Dan Tepfer - 'Acoustic Informatics'

Ben Gray
Staff Writer

Pianist Dan Tepfer seems to be about bridging gaps - see his mind-blowing improvisations based on Bach’s Goldberg Variations that bridge the gap between the jazz and classical worlds. His most recent project is called ‘Acoustic Informatics’, and features his melodic piano playing along with programs written by Tepfer that respond in real-time to his playing. The result of this is a bridging of the gap between human improvisation and programmed, computer-generated music, and it looks like Tepfer playing along with an intelligent player-piano. Watching this video will mess your head up: