player piano

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a mechanically operated piano that uses a roll of perforated paper to activate the keys

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Steinway's entire catalog of performances will be provided to Steinway Spirio owners at no additional charge-a first for the player piano industry.
For over 40 years, Majestic PianoWorks-Nick Morris, Creator of Arpeggio Piano SuperDroid , has specialized in the sales, service and installation of ALL Piano Player Piano Systems including: Live Performance LX, PianoDisc, QRS and Pianocorder
Excerpts from the composition emanate from four Yamaha Disklavier player pianos, dispersed across two of the levels, and this eerily automated sound track "puts everything into swing, into operation," as Parreno has stated, its musical cues acting in concert with various digitally programmed audiovisual effects to entice and propel visitors through the space.
Through the years he's made lots of wooden toys, rebuilt three player pianos and even designed a new-and-improved collapsible wooden clothes-drying rack, of which he has just a small model on hand.
Soon he finds another rustic musician and eventually his troupe is filled out with Ol' Gnarly Dog, a hound, One-Eyed Lemony Cat, Rusty Red Rooster "whose voice sounded like a player piano bein' hit with an ax.
If concerns about putting on a good King Creosote show weren't enough, his forthcoming Glee Club appearance on Monday will not only find Kenny on stage with fellow Fence Collective label acts The Pictish Trail and Player Piano, but also booking all the travel and accommodation arrangements.
Adding to the period atmosphere was a player piano and the famous "Farrell's drum," which was gonged when important announcements were made.
That wasn't so surprising after five Player Piano Studies by Conlon Nancarrow, played with breathtaking ensemble.
Peress draws from his research on the 1926 version of Ballet mecanique that uses a single player piano.
This huge and unwieldy system, which had the daunting appearance of a wall of buttons and knobs, was controlled by a punched paper roll similar to a player piano roll.
MORE THAN A HALF CENTURY AGO, KURT VONNEGUT PUBLISHED his first novel, Player Piano, which depicted the rise of robotics and computers.
Coleman's book documents how new technologies-from the player piano to the iPod--have always rattled to their core the powers that dominate the business of making, distributing, and selling music.
Additionally, there are various notes and project outlines that provide a certain voyeuristic penetration into Gaddis's career-long obsession with the player piano.
First it was the advent of the player piano in the early 1900s, which was cast as the certain end of the music business--if no one needed sheet music anymore, how would the nascent industry generate any revenue?
Each corridor in Zeisel's facilities leads to something to do-a kitchen, a sitting area, an activity, a garden, a player piano.