The use of electronics for pianos is “old hat”. Yet electronics have rarely served artistic and creative expression, if at all. They have mainly to do with muting, “player pianos” or pop music, which booms out of the soundboard of late.
Electronics offer a multitude of professional applications, however, including:
The transducers also provide access to of a variety of piano temperaments. This second application had already aroused the interest of pianist and Professor of Piano at the University of Arts in Teheran. In order to adapt ancient Persian music to the piano, he needed pianos with Eastern temperaments and microtones. Western instruments must also be capable of authentically performing Eastern music.
Exhibitor: Steingraeber & Söhne KG