Ofer Pelz – prepared piano
Preston Beebe – drums and percussion
On the verge of composed and improvised music, Whim (Ofer Pelz – prepared piano and Preston Beebe – drums and percussion) creates percussive landscapes by modifying their instruments and apply extended techniques to develop a rich sound palette. The piano is prepared with found objects such as close pins, chains, and erasers at specific nodal points of the strings and is treated as a percussive instrument. Found objects, bowls, gongs, and cymbals are placed on the skins of the drums which are then explored to create complex timbres and textures. Whim is a virtuosic duo who blends their musical worlds and experiences as composers and improvisors.