Leon Michener: Pianoscope

The glorious Pianoscope is a multimedia feast of smoke and lights, creating visual responses to the music being created.  As an installation performance, it was premiered at the Kazimier, Liverpool in March 2011.

It projects Michener’s artwork onto a tank of smoke clamped atop an old upright, creating visions according to the density of the music: when multiple notes are pressed it reveals visual “chords”.

As Leon says: “A kind of steampunk homage to the early 20th century visual pioneers: Hans Richter Eggling etc”