Technical Drawings is a hyper-modified percussion duo consisting of Melissa St. Pierre (prepared piano) and Jesse Stiles (computer). St. Pierre and Stiles’ performances and recordings embody a diverse set of influences including neoclassicism, rock, gamelan, and electronica. Using interventions both physical (rusted bolts, pencil erasers, melted coins) and digital (custom software, hacked electronic devices), Technical Drawings radically untames two of modern society’s most “civilized” devices, the piano and computer, allowing the audience to viscerally experience these instruments with fresh ears and a new, highly warped perspective.
Here is a page where you can listen to songs from Technical Drawings' as-of-yet-untitled debut recording.
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