Peter Manning Robinson

Klaus Hoch

You may have heard Peter Manning Robinson’s music through a TV set; the composer-pianist has worked heavily in that medium, notably on police procedural drama Without a Trace. But Robinson and filmmaker-musician Klaus Hoch have spent the past seven years working on an invention called the Refractor Piano. It’s a Steinway that has been modified so that the sound bends, curves and takes otherwise strange turns across the room. It sounds bizarre and beautiful and will leave you wondering, “How the hell did they make this?” Saturday’s event is only Robinson’s third public concert with the instrument — he previously brought the show to Bergamot Station and MOCA — and will feature 360-degree projections designed by Hana Kim to augment the performances inside L.A. Center Studios’ Vortex Immersion Dome.
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