Toys and Moving Images

Margaret Leng Tan. photo by Rob Dietz

DEC. 4 @ 7PM|$15

Advance Tickets

The UnCaged Toy Piano Festival comes to the Museum of the Moving Image! We will be in their state of the art Summer M. Redstone Theater featuring whimsical works with live toy piano performances and video/film. The show includes performances by legendary toy pianist, Margaret Leng Tan as well as Adam Tendler, Tristan McKay and Phyllis Chen. You will also see some rare toy instrument films by Puerto Rico-based puppet company, Y No Habia Luz and Poland-based ensemble, Małe Instrumenty. Also on this evening will the premiere of Phantom Fingerings, a toy piano installation for video and newly-punched player toy piano by Rob Dietz.

This program will includes:

Pucki by Małe Instrumenty (Poland)

Edges music by the Christina Oorebeek (NL), film by Ester Eva Damen (NL) performed by Adam Tendler

 Kalimba by Karlheinz Essl (AT), animation by students of Bettina Ngy-Rumpf, animation coached by Thomas Renoldner (AT) performed by Tristan McKay

Curios (selections) by Phyllis Chen (US), video by Rob Dietz (US) performed by Margaret Leng Tan

Nos Queda el Aire by Y No Habia Luz (Puerto Rico)

Snow (selections) music by John Glover(US), video by Jordan Morley (US) performed by Phyllis Chen

Five Pieces by Danny Clay (US) and students of Zion Lutheran School

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106

To get there: NQ train to 36th Avenue (3rd Stop in Queens)