2017 Florida International Toy Piano Festival – Festival Participant Announcement

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l’Artiste ordinaire  //  Photo by: Aleksandr Karjaka

We are incredibly grateful to the Inaugural Florida International Toy Piano Festival participants who believed in our vision from submitting their applications in 2015, to attending the festival in January 2016, and continuing to spread the word to their colleagues across the world. It is because of this support that we received many wonderful applications for the 2017 toy piano festival. It is hard to believe that 2017 is just the second year of this festival as it promises to be bigger and better than the last! We are truly thankful for everyone who has contributed to the festival by submitting applications for consideration, spreading the word about our festival, and for the generosity of donors across the globe that make this festival possible. There were many fabulous submissions and we were forced to narrow down the list of accepted participants, but we hope that those who were not chosen this year will consider applying in future years as our festival grows and receives more funding to facilitate an increased number of events and participants! Congratulations to all of the composers, performers, and lecturers chosen to participate in the 2017 Florida International Toy Piano Festival! Keep checking our website for blog updates from guest artists and features on our 2017 festival participants!

Composers
Aaron Keyt (USA) Yu Feng, Seven Fugues for Toy Piano
Adam Scott Neal (USA) hammers
Alessio Silvestrin (Italy/Japan) PAWUKON
Amit Weiner (Israel) Floating Fifths
Erich Barganier (USA) Kintsugi
Jack Frerer (Australia) Solid Plastic
James Bohn (USA) ITFAAWBA
Jeff Crompton (USA) Sonatina for Toy Piano
Jessica DiMari (USA) The Kaleidoscope
Lorenzo Di Vora (Italy) Naughty Child
l’Artiste ordinaire – Melissa Grey and David Morneau (USA) Photon Ecstasy (DP leonis b)
Michael Boyd (USA) Becoming…again
Monte Taylor (USA) Concentric Dances
Ruud Roelofsen (Netherlands) Xpand*d
Samara Rice (USA) Fantasy: Dreams of Toyland  and OnomataPiano
Víctor Trescolí (Spain) Viento, toy piano, wind & some reverb. and Sol, Toy piano & loops
Zachary Konick (USA) Hollow Resonances

Performers
Stacey Barelos (USA) Nebraska Toy Piano
Fabio Luppi & Enrico Mignani (Italy) Works for Toy Piano & Cello

Lecturers
Alan Shockley (USA) A Primer on Extended Techniques for Toy Piano
Adam Scott Neal (USA) Vital Materiality in Cage’s Music for Amplified Toy Pianos

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