TEMPE, Arizona (November 16, 2020) – When distance learning involves overseas students studying music, a Zoom call isn’t quite good enough. So, on Oct. 22, Cathal Breslin, assistant professor of Piano in Arizona State University’s (ASU) School of Mus
Back in the beforetimes, Disco / Dubstep artists Jas Shaw and Bas Grossfeldt were working on an collaboration in a Cologne, Germany studio, when they noticed a Disklavier hiding in the corner. Shaw whipped up a Max/MSP patch to control the instr
Freiburg University of Music is a prestigious international music college, which has trained students from countries and regions all over the world and has produced many renowned musicians since its opening in 1946. Prospective students come from all
Let's face it, most musicians and music educators won't be working in live venues in the near future. If we want to keep playing live, or if we need to create appealing music education content, we need some solutions right away. Luckily, there are just a few tips and low-cost accessories you can add to your home teaching/playing enviroment to make a HUGE difference in the quality that your listeners experience. You may already even have some of these at home.
When the 2020 MTNA Conference became the 2020 MTNA Virtual Conference, Yamaha provided three all-new showcases, created especially for helping schools and teachers teachers adapt to new normals of distance learning, working from home, and plann
(from the Yamaha MusicUSA blog) Thanks to longitme DEN enthusiast (DEN-thusiast?) Stella Sick, The Cincinnati Orchestra, and Australian piano roll enthusiast and digital music engineer Peter Phillips, George Gershwin appeared in a posthoumous perform
Dr. Pamela Pike, Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Louisiana State University, has been using the Disklavier as a distance-learning and pedagogical tool for as long as just about anyone. Last year (2016), she had the idea to incorporate these technologies into her graduate students' service learning requirements, and she monitored the activities with a properly empirical study of the efficacy of the idea. Her findings were recently published in the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Journal, and we spoke to Dr. Pike about the process.
Yamaha artist Dan Tepfer has long embraced the Disklavier as a performance tool. Using the Disklavier's ability to send and receive data in real time, Tepfer combines algorithmic computer programming and MIDI-driven visualizations to produce unique performances in which the piano becomes an equal partner to the composer.
Pianist and media artist Xiao Xiao craftily blends projections, interactive software, and, of course, a Disklavier, to expand the experience of being at the piano. We are delighted to have recently discovered her work, mostly created as part of her PhD studies in the Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab.
Congratulations to the Sydney Conservatorium, the first institution in Australia to purchase a DCFX Disklavier Concert Grand! Yamaha Australia reports that Dr Robert Curry, Principal of the Conservatorium High School, travelled to Yamaha's factory in Japan earlier this year and chose the Disklavier for its many educational possibilties, including remote learning opportunities. The piano will be launched officially in late July featuring Stephanie McCallum (Associate Professor of Piano, Sydney Conservatorium of Music), and special guest recitals performed live from London and Seoul.As our DEN map continues to expand, we would love to hear what is happening in YOUR corner of the globe!
Pianist Frederic Chiu is an acclaimed artist who has pushed boundaries in the world of classical music - from performance protocols and recording, to teaching and technology. He is in the spotlight yet again with a new “first”: a recording that combines state-of-the-art audio and video technology, masterpieces of the Western classical music canon, and contemporary works rooted in the East. This is the inaugural classical music release from Yamaha Entertainment Group of America.