Adventurous UK trio to exhibit their astonishing motion-sensor piano at The Vinyl Factory’s 180 The Strand.
These New Puritans are to follow up their universally acclaimed 2013 album Field Of Reeds with an exhibition displaying the ‘Magnetic Resonator Piano’ (MRP) used on the record. Opening next month, the installation will invite the public to experience and interact with These New Puritans’ unique sound, using a series of sensors to resonate, bend and torment the piano’s strings in order to create startling effects like infinite sustain, crescendos, harmonics, pitch bends and incredible new timbres.
Having paid particular attention to detail on the vinyl edition of Field Of Reeds, These New Puritans will also be accompanying the exhibition with two brand new reworkings from the album, to be released as a limited edition by The Vinyl Factory.
Cannibalised and produced by Jack Barnett and Bark Psychosis using the original album alongside outtakes from the recording sessions and unused field recordings, the two-track Magnetic Field EP is a beautiful and uncanny echo of Field Of Reeds and is limited to just 500 signed and numbered copies, available to pre-order now exclusively from The Vinyl Factory online shop ahead of its release on 14th April.
Launching the following day, the exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to engage with the piano’s motion-sensor technology, cementing the band’s reputation as one of the most daring and progressive in the UK today.
Open to the public from 15th-21st April 2014, Magnetic Field will exploit the impressive and brutalist environment of The Vinyl Factory’s 180 The Strand event space and will available to visit free of charge.
You can find out how to get there here, pre-order your copy of the 12″ here and watch a tantalising trailer for the exhibition below: