inside piano, composition
Andrea Neumann’ room
One possibility to answer to this question, regarding the aspect of gender, room as a public/social room:
A room for my own is a room where i can create an atmosphere i like
without making an effort.
Born 1968 in Freiburg, grew up in Hamburg. Piano lessons since 1974. Studied piano at „Hochschule der Künste“ in Berlin. Since 1996 primarily active as improviser and composer in the areas of experimental and new music.
In the process of exploring the piano for new sound posibilities, she has reduced the instrument to strings, resonance board and metal frame.With help of electronics to manipulate and amplify the sounds she has developed numerous new playing technics, sounds , and ways of preparing the dismantled instrument. Because of the weight of an original inside piano a piano builder (Bernd Bittmann, Berlin) constructed a new and lighter one.
She has worked intensively in the cross over area between composition and improvisation and in the field between electronic and handmade sounds with Berlin musicians such as Annette Krebs, Ignaz Schick, Axel Dörner, Robin Hayward, Burkhard Beins and Sabine Ercklentz. She has composed for inside piano for interdisciplinary projects such as film, dance and performance. Concerts and performances in Germany, Europe, USA and Japan.