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From the Wikipedia article on Piano Sonata No. 2 by Charles Ives ]:

… The piece demonstrates Ives' experimental tendencies well: much of it is written without barlines, the harmonies are advanced, and in the second movement, there is a cluster chord created by depressing the piano's keys with a 14 3/4 inch long piece of wood.


That'd be called prepared piano, right?

IINM prepared piano is not a playing technique but a piano internally modified, like putting something between strings.

Yeah, that's what I think when I hear "prepared piano" too... from what I remember I thought it'd fall under that term but you're probably right.