Splitter Orchester

Andrea Neumann

Inside Piano

born 1968, Freiburg, Germany

Andrea’s work has been a cog on which the concepts and conversation of improvisation has spun in Berlin since 1996. She works across the fields of improvisation, composition, dance, film, performance and instrument building. In the process of exploring the piano for new sound possibilities, she has reduced the instrument to strings, resonance board and metal frame. With the help of electronics to manipulate and amplify the sounds (sometimes to make parts of the sound audible which are inaudible without amplification), she has developed numerous new playing techniques, sounds, and ways of preparing the dismantled instrument.