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[ARSCLIST] Pianorolls, was: Memorex CDs and more!
This is fascinating topic. I worked with the Musee Mechanique in SF
recording all their unique and unusual instruments a couple of years
http://www.museemechanique.org/machines.html - the souvenir recordings
we made were mic'd playbacks in the museum, perhaps not archival
quality, but very real and genuine...
And after learning more than I ever imagined about how the machines are
maintianed and operated from the curator, Dan Zelinsky, wonder about a
few things in releasing recordings... such as adjusting the speed and
tracking of the rolls, all the timing and tuning issues, and so on.
I may have missed part of the thread (due to unchanged subject lines!)
so where can I find ou tmore about the one you are talking about here?
(offlist if preferred).
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On Jan 18, 2006, at 9:43 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
This is fascinating. Do you play the rolls back on a vintage player
piano or use a modern digital-translation system?
Also, who else did piano rolls? Didn't someone release an album of
Gershwin playing his own pieces from a set of rolls or was that
someone else? I remember there being a lot of mainstream media about
something involving "lost" rolls found and recorded for CD a few years
-- Tom Fine