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(US) American Innovators Series, 2009 Wright State Department of Music -- Call for papers (March 13-14, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 06, 2009
“The colloquium on Ben Johnston and the American Just Microtonal Tradition seeks a  wide range of approaches to the music of Ben Johnston and composers closely associated with him.  Analyses of specific works, broader discussions of Johnston's career and output, papers focusing on issues of performance practice, and historical/philosophical discussions of the American just microtonal tradition are all welcome areas of focus.

(UK) Composer reinvents the piano

Contributed by Admin on Dec 06, 2009
“Mark Brown talks to Geoff Smith, whose reinvention of the piano allows players to alter the tuning of notes either before or during a performance Link to this video

For a non-pianist, the idea of a microtonally fluid piano might seem either no big deal or baffling. But this weekend a composer will reveal the result of a 10-year mission – nothing less than the reinvention of one of the most important instruments in western music.

(US) PalacePianos.com -- Experts in Unique Art Case Pianos

Contributed by Admin on Dec 06, 2009

“The building of keyboard instruments began over 300 years ago. The development started with the organ and the Harpsichord, continued through the pianoforte, and reached its high point with what today is known as the modern grand piano - which remains until now virtually unchanged. (The Golden Years of grand piano construction were between 1825 and 1925).
  


(US) Au Pres de Vous: French chansons of the 16th century (CD release by Mignarda)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 06, 2009
“We're happy to announce the release of our 6th CD, Au Pres de Vous. Recorded in the warm and vibrant acoustic of an old country church, our latest release explores the important marriage of music, poetry and dance tunes of sixteenth century France.

(US) 39th Annual AMIS Meeting (May 26-29/2010)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 30, 2009

39th Annual
AMIS Meeting
Library of Congress
Washington, DC
May 26 to 29, 2010

“The Library of Congress will host the 39th annual meeting of the American Musical Instrument Society from May 26 to May 29, 2010.

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