German composer and pianist Hauschka makes music that lives in the seam between live performance and the machine.  His hip, moody beats are generated not on a laptop, but by placing household objects and scraps of rubber between the strings of a real piano, and then processing the resulting distorted sounds electronically.  John Cage set the stage for prepared piano and now Hauschka takes it in new directions.

Hauschka’s website

photo by Carsten Sander