by Eve Egoyan.
I love the piano.
But I don't want to play by its rules.
Solo for Duet is the most extreme programme of music I’ve ever performed.
the way we see and hear.
the idea of pianist and piano.
But I can't do this alone. It's a collaborative effort.
The piano is an emotional place.
A place of stability.
I am writing a Duet for a ghost piano and a real piano.
I want to make this ghost piano do things that I wish a piano could do.
So I changed the rules...
... without realizing how destabilizing this would be.
I practice alone for so much of my time.
Then I have to walk on stage.
I remember being a kid winning some competition, and literally being shoved onto a huge stage.
There were just all these lights and I have no memory of what I did.
After all the practice, the rehearsals, I need to let go.
I have to embrace the work for what it is. Let it have that moment. Let it be performed.
I meet myself within the sound and we are a Duet.
I love the piano but I create my own rules.
Eve Egoyan’s insatiable curiosity compels her to continually re-invent the piano and to create, curate and commission new works by like-spirited artists and composers who dare to join her adventures.
Solo for Duet premiered in Toronto, Canada at the 2018 Luminato Festival and is now touring internationally.
Solo for Duet Conceived and Performed by Eve Egoyan
This experience is best enjoyed with headphones.