Drones and Resonances: Exploring the Sound of a Böesendorfer Piano
There are different names— drones, pedals, sustains—but they all mean the same thing: tones held while music changes above them, below them, or around them. Drones, while often hidden, create the resonance and color for many pieces. They are partly behind the mystery of how a percussion instrument like the piano can sound like a singing instrument. These works I’ve recorded all use drones to create their unique sonic worlds.