The "Social Media Piano Recital" WIReless with Martin Tchiba will take place on 4 February 2017 at the Main Hall of Düsseldorf's
The recital will consist of short piano pieces which were created by composers who were commissioned by Tchiba. (The composers are separately asked one after the other, not all at once.) The composers communicate with Tchiba and their colleagues exclusively on Facebook and Twitter: The composers upload their scores, so that everybody can see their compositions and read their comments.
Everybody (!) can add his/her own comments and can in this way influence the development of the recital program which is at the same time an evening-long group composition!
Additionally, everyone can add his/her own music. As the time frame of the Düsseldorf concert is limited, it probably won't be possible to include all "individual" contributions (which were not explicitly solicited by Tchiba) in the recital program. The web community will decide with pianist Martin Tchiba which of these contributions will be premiered on 4 February 2017 in Düsseldorf, in addition to the pieces of the composers who were directly commissioned by Tchiba (their pieces will in any case be in the program). However, the "uncommissioned" pieces which can't be included in the recital might be considered by Tchiba for future concert programs, so it's definitely worth participating!
The pieces must be written for piano solo (no preparations or other special techniques), they should be as short as possible (no way longer than one minute!), and they should ideally "react" (in what way soever) on other contributions you find in the Facebook or Twitter timelines of the project: www.facebook.com/wirelesspiano and www.twitter.com/wirelesspiano.
To post something, you should ideally use Facebook: www.facebook.com/wirelesspiano
If you don't have a Facebook account, you can use Twitter, too: Please use the hashtag #wirelesspiano (insert the symbol # and the word "wirelesspiano" in your tweet, with no break in between).
Notice: All Twitter posts will be shared on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/wirelesspiano, too. If your post does not appear on the Facebook page within 24 hours, please write a message to Martin Tchiba via Facebook or Twitter or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are three ways to post piano scores:
1. If your piece is very short, you can just post it as a picture on Facebook or Twitter. Please make sure to choose a big size and a high resolution (oversized files will automatically be reduced by Facebook, so don't worry about that!).
Advice: To convert pdf files to jpeg, you can use the app Smallpdf.
2. You can upload the pdf of your score to your cloud and share it via a link on Facebook or Twitter. Alternatively, you can upload the pdf to your own website and share the link. Please ensure that your file is available via this link at least until April 2017!
Advice: The best cloud services for this purpose are Microsoft's OneDrive or Google Drive.
To shorten long links, you can use the app bitly.
3. You can also use the cloud service which is available for the WIReless project. Send your file to email@example.com as a mail attachment. Within 24 hours you'll get a link which leads to your score. Then you just have to share this link on Facebook or Twitter – done!
Notice: Please send your file again if you don't receive a link within 24 hours.
Click here to see the official rules of the WIReless project (written in German language).