PIANO PARTICLES is a musical project by composer, pianist & singer Steffen Wick. It weaves together elements of classical music, pop and electronica.
Centered around the piano instruments like strings, drums and a female vocalist enhance the spectrum of sound as well as various stage incarnations in collaboration with artists in the fields of dance, cirque nouveau and scenography. After the debut album White, 2014 saw the release of second album Blue, followed by Red, which is currently in production. After two releases focusing on instrumental sounds, the musical exploration of the PIANO PARTICLES cosmos continues with the topics song and voice taking center stage.
The boundary transcending PIANO PARTICLES collaborations and stage productions at the interface of installation and video art received several awards. Choreographers like Marco Goecke (ballet company of Gärtnerplatztheater München), Eric Gauthier (Gauthier Dance Company) and Tarek Assam (dance theatre Gießen) created interpretations with dance.
For the live shows of the Blue release tour, designer Marc Engenhart created a floating installation concept from several hundred paper particles that can take on different forms at any location. The installation was awarded the renowned »Red Dot Design Award«.
The visualization by Stephen Malinowski for the track Aero was rewarded at the »Visual Music Award« at Cocoon Club Frankfurt, announced by the Institute for Synesthesia and New Media Frankfurt and the German Designer Club (DDC).
In 2015 PIANO PARTICLES headlined the contemporary music-theatre-circus show Particles with international artists at Friedrichsbau Varieté Stuttgart for more than 50 nights.
PIANO PARTICLES contributed several songs to the 3D animation film Manou the Swift with Kate Winslet and Willem Dafoe. The film music received the German Film Music Award in 2019 in the category »Best Music in Animated Film«.
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