Jane Benson  

Excerpt from Duet for Split Toy Piano (Playing to Himself)

"Duet for Split Toy Piano I (Playing to Himself), 2012, is one of a series of three dual channel video works. Here, composer and pianist, Gianni Lenoci performs a musical score he wrote specifically for the "split" toy piano. Lenoci was filmed playing one half of his composition on the corresponding half of the toy piano and then filmed playing the other half of the composition and toy piano. The two performances were then synced so that in the work "Duet for Split Toy Piano I (Playing to Himself)" Lenoci performs the whole composition whilst playing to himself.