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

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Charles Amirkhanian's score, a headache-inducing electronic treatment of player-piano rolls, sounded warped.
It's a more aggressive minimalism than the patterns employed by Steve Reich and Philip Glass, more reminiscent of the jangled player-piano rolls of Conlon Nancarrow.
But what does meter really mean in a player-piano work?
1977, Nancarrow had already composed, in virtual isolation, most of the 50 or so studies for player-piano for which he is best known, as well as a small number of earlier non-mechanical pieces.
Dewar concludes that audiences find the disembodied player-piano performance to be off-putting due to the "unnerving illusion of musical corporeality" (p.
His Study for Ochestra (a European premier) featuring a computer-generated player-piano is based on his Study No.
In Kumao's installation, Feed, 1994, images were projected onto various surfaces: a player-piano scroll, a paper screen, blank photograph frames, and the interior of a cardboard box.
These insights, combined with the pathbreaking player-piano music of Conlon Nancarrow (another major Ligeti discovery from the sante years), led to such landmark works from Ligeti's later years as the Piano Concerto and the Etudes for Piano.