Multimedia Reportage on Simon Steen-Andersen's Piano Concerto

SWR2 has put together a fine multimedia reportage chronicling the creation of Simon Steen-Andersen's Piano Concerto.

The interactive chapters cover the entire process; from the initial (high speed) film recording of a grand piano being dropped from a height of 8 metres, to the premiere at the Donaueschinger Musiktage 2014 where the work was awarded the prize for most notable orchestral work of the festival.

Short video interludes provide a peek behind the scenes into the technical aspects of realizing the piece and interviews with Simon Steen-Andersen give insight into the compositional process and motivation for the work. 

The presentation provides a unique introduction to the various aspects of this, itself multimedial, concerto and comes highly recommended.