Piano Interrupted 


The brainchild of pianist and composer Tom Hodge and “electronician” Franz Kirmann, London-based duo Piano Interrupted sits at the crossroads of film music, post-classical, jazz, ambient and electronica. Since starting working together in 2009, the pair has released various EPs and three albums on German imprint Denovali, as well as developing the project into a vibrant live act with the addition of double bass player Tim Fairhall.


Piano Interrupted’s unique sound is characterised by the meeting of Hodge’s fluid and complex piano lines that straddle a line between melancholy and edginess and the textured and dense soundscapes of Kirmann, whether created from digital manipulation or from live processing of the piano.


During their recent years of touring, Piano Interrupted have also developed a strong improvisational approach, turning the computer into a full 'live' instrument and enabling a real dynamic dialogue between the three musicians. The pieces are then constantly reinvented and reimagined, making the live experience an often striking contrast from the records.


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“What is Piano Interrupted?

 Whatever we want it to be, an escape, an inspiration, a soul booster, a reviving force; there are no limitations.” Igloo Mag

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“The two musical entities – the piano and the electronics –perfectly absorb each other without solution or continuity, and their mutual interfusion reveals itself in the most natural of ways.” The Quietus

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“The collaborative approach they have found (...) have a delicate, throat catchy quality” The Wire

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“Haunting, glistening and infinitely repeatable” Little White Earbuds

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“A vivid sonic tapestry that makes for electrifying listening...” Headphone Commute

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"The results are pretty brilliant in places.. At times the changes in pace are so sharp you wonder whether something's up with the recording. It's fab... very much "Lost Chord" era Moody Blues hanging out with Nils Frahm.” Richard Foster - Incendiary Mag

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“The music seems as if it's drawing upon both the precision afforded by digital gear and the rawness and unpredictability of the natural world, and the combination makes for an oft-fascinating listen.” Textura

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