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Keyboard Faculty Thomas Rosenkranz Stays Creative During COVID

Thomas Rosenkranz, Associate Professor of Piano/Keyboard Area Coordinator, gave an online interview with Backstage, during which he discussed his beginnings with the piano, love for new music (and teaching it to students), the music of Messiaen, and what it was like to study with Yvonne Loriod Messiaen.

https://youtu.be/PhskTkVlcnM

Rosenkranz also live streamed a performance called "Improvisations, Riffs and Variations on the Music of Ives and Beethoven" as part of Yarn/Wire. He is a guest at this year's online festival. 

http://yarnwire.org/institute.html

He also spoke briefly about how he uses Improvisation as part of his daily practice and then how he realizes it in the context of various composers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRbxI-H3-ho&t=660s

 

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