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03/28/20 Dan Tepfer, piano: "Natural Machines"

Buckley, Arms, Amherst College
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 at 8:00 PM (ET)

Dan Tepfer has made a name for himself as a pianist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality, and drive. Bringing together his undergraduate studies in astrophysics with his passion for music, his groundbreaking multimedia project Natural Machines integrates computer-driven algorithms into his improvisational process.

“When musician Dan Tepfer was a kid, he taught himself to code on an early Macintosh computer that his dad brought home one day. That little kid grew up to be a world-renowned jazz pianist. And now, he has programmed another machine: his piano. For the past five years, Tepfer has been writing algorithms that direct a specially modified Yamaha piano to play along with him. Amazing—a duet with phantom hands.” —NPR All Things Considered

Check out his Tiny Desk Concert.


Amherst College Concert Office
P. O. Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
Box Office Telephone: 413.542.2195
Email: concerts (at) amherst (dot) edu

Single ticket prices:

General Public: $18
Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $12
Students, with valid ID: $10

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53 College St. Amherst, MA 01002

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