Friday, April 22, 2005

Are Dead Pianists Making a Return to the Recording Studio?

New technology is breathing new life into old recordings made by the great pianists of the past. The technology is, based upon older midi technologies, holds exiting possibilities with regards to recovery and archiving of recordings by pianists from the past:

"Zenph Studios, a software company based in Raleigh, has found a way to take a music recording and convert it into a live concert played on real instruments. The concert will be a completely faithful rendition of the original pianists' work...The piano will replicate every note struck, down to the velocity of the hammer and position of the key when it was played."

The technology will makes it's concert debut by recreating performances by Glenn Gould and Alfred Cortot.

Read all about it here.

More here.

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