KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Morning Concert: Piano: No Hands, 1 of 2

Analog Audio


Event Type
Interview and Music
Origin
KPFA
Identifier
MC.1992.09.22.A
Program Series
Morning Concert
Program Length
119 min
Part
1 of 2
Dates
1992-09-22 | broadcast
| 1992-09-22 | created
Description
In a recording made in 1992, Charles Amirkhanian hosts a program featuring music played on the Disklavier, a sort of modern player piano. It is a devise that can be attached to a grand piano so as to enable it to record, playback, and even manipulate music played on its keys. In the first half of the program, Charles is joined in the studio by Gary Noland, who has composed a number of pieces for the Disklavier. In the second half of the program, Charles conducts an impromptu interview with Richard Dunn of the BBC in which they discuss the BBC's World Service and the implications of digital radio broadcasting.
Genres
Mechanical music
20th century classical
Musical Selections
Study No. 3A / Conlon Nancarrow -- Six Lurid Albumblatts, for 1-1000 players in pictographic notation Op. 14 / Gary Noland -- Grande Rag Brillante, Op. 15 (1978-79, rev. 1989) / Gary Noland -- Étude No. 2, for piano (1985) / György Ligeti -- Sonata No. 4 (ca. 1924) / Leo Ornstein
Subjects
20th century classical
Mechanical pianos
Mechanical musical instrument music
Player piano
Player piano music
Piano music
Disklavier
Sonatas (Piano)
Piano music (Ragtime)