piano

Essays

40 Years Later, Robert Ashley's 'Private Parts' Is Still a Hilarious Mystery

The composer's recently reissued record is a spoken piece about philosophical abstractions with jokes about jerking off. There's still little else like it.
Drew Daniel
1.29.19
Noisey

Listen to Mac Miller's Previously Unreleased Spotify Session

Miller recorded a pared-down version of "Dunno" from 'Swimming' and a cover of Billy Preston's "Nothing from Nothing."
Alex Robert Ross
11.29.18
PROFILES

Get Lost in Kelly Moran's Multi-Dimensional Piano Music

The composer and pianist, now touring in Oneohtrix Point Never's band, has a new album of more free-flowing improvisatory music called 'Ultraviolet.' It feels both personal and infinite.
Sam Goldner
11.5.18
Noisey Acoustics - Created With JanSport

Here's Zola Jesus Playing "Soak" In the Middle of a Busy Intersection

The latest video in the Noisey Acoustics series has the art pop artist sat a at a piano in the middle of Boston, playing the melodramatic standout from last year's 'Okovi.'
Noisey Staff
10.4.18
Comics!

'Monday Morning to Friday Night Blues!' Today's Comic by Nishant Saldanha

Mr. Good Guy plays the piano, the piano doesn't play him.
Nishant Saldanha
7.23.18
New music

Listen to Prince's Intimate, 35-Year-Old Cover of "Mary Don't You Weep"

It's the first single from a new album of solo recordings, ‘Piano & a Microphone 1983,′ to be released by the late singer's estate on September 21.
Alex Robert Ross
6.8.18
New music

Lady Gaga's Piano Version of "Joanne" Reveals the Artist She Should Be

Stripped-down renditions are where her talents really shine.
Lauren O'Neill
1.26.18
Music Video Premieres

ASKA's Stunning New Video is a Requiem to a Friend

"We Are Water" transforms the mystery of loss and heartache into lush piano soundscapes.
Tim Scott
12.6.17
Holy Shit

You Need to Listen to the New St. Vincent Song Right Now

"New York" is low on guitars and high on feels.
Lauren O'Neill
7.2.17
Avant-Garde Music

[Premiere] Watch Piano Hacker Hauschka Program a Self-Playing Piano

Self-playing piano meets hip-hop as the "prepared piano" pioneer shows how he made his latest track “Constant Growth Fails.”
Kevin Holmes
3.5.17
music videos

[Premiere] A Solo Jazz Pianist Gets Overtaken by a Fractal Universe in This Gorgeous Music Video

Pianist Tigran Hamasyan’s hypnotic “The Cave of Rebirth” meet Julius Horsthuis’ infinite fractal landscapes in a stunning music video directed by Ruben van Leer.
Kevin Holmes
2.24.17
Features

Slamming Colour on the Canvas: A Conversation with German Piano Maestro Hauschka

Acclaimed composer Volker Bertelmann opens up about his latest project, scoring Garth Davis' film 'Lion.'
Tina Hassannia
9.28.16
0104