Pianographs – 9 Handed

9 Handed was commissioned for the event PIANOGRAPHS: New Music for the Player Piano at the Getty Museum and curated by Sarah Cooper.
(May 25 – 27, 2018)

“Hollander’s piano roll, designed on a computer, begins with a single repeated note and evolves into an escalating pattern. Through the dense sequenced dynamics, rhythmic shifting, and repetition, it produces music that could only be played mechanically. Hollander, who started off playing classical piano, later found her artistic voice through composing and recording music electronically with software that exceeds the capabilities of standard instruments. In an ironic twist, the computer-created roll brings those digital skills full circle, back to the piano.”