Dan Tepfer - piano
Prize-winning French/American pianist Dan Tepfer has written a new language for his project Natural Machines, creating exceptional arrangements with breadth and depth that meld his background in astrophysics and his passion for music. The computer-driven algorithms he has developed communicate with his piano, transforming digitized music to new heights, visible on the accompanying screen. View Dan’s fascinating workshop video as he explains the process at the 2020 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest.
About the Artist
One of his generation’s extraordinary talents, Dan Tepfer has earned an international reputation as a pianist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive — one “who refuses to set himself limits” (France’s Télérama). The New York City-based Tepfer, born in 1982 in Paris to American parents, has performed around the world with some of the leading lights in jazz and classical music. He has also crafted a discography striking for its breadth and depth, encompassing probing solo improvisation and intimate duets, as well as trio albums rich in their rhythmic verve, melodic allure and the leader’s keen-eared taste in songs no matter the genre.