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MONAHAN, GORDON: Piano Mechanics (LP)
Active since the late '70s in the field of electronic music but more visibly in performances, installations and sound art, Gordon Monahan is famous for his extensions and deconstruction of pianos. This LP carries two classic works: Piano Mechanics - seven pieces that explore the outer reaches of the instrument as a source of complex sound - avoiding any conventional playing at all - a live recording for CBC made in 1984; and Large Piano Magnified - 9 pieces for studio manipulated piano recordings, made for CBC's Two New Hours in 1985. An important document. DMM. Last copies, LP now out of print.