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Just another beautiful #multimedia work with a Disklavier...

Just another beautiful #multimedia work with a Disklavier...
Clarinetist Remi Le Taillandier has released a set of three original works for clarinet and Disklavier, plus interactive multimedia. Programmed in Max/MSP environment, his clarinet playing controls both the Disklavier and the light show, and the result is mesmerizing! Click the image to hear all three performances and subscribe over at Remi's YouTube channel!

A Disklavier Jam in an Ancient Plaza

A Disklavier Jam in an Ancient Plaza
In October 2020, German keyboard artist Tobias Schmitz (also known as EINS) performed a uniquely modern, socially distant musical happening centered around the connectivity of the Disklavier. The location, Trier's Porta Nigra, is the largest remaining Roman structure (built circa 170 AD) north of the Alps. Click the image to hear the performance on YouTube!

AvantGrand Helps Bravo! Vail Keep the Music Playing

In a normal summer, the hills of Vail, Colorado, are alive with the sounds of the long-running Bravo! festival. But this is far from a normal summer, of course. Still, with Yamaha Artist Anne-Marie McDermott at the helm as artistic director, the festival adapted with an unwavering committment to providing live music. In addition to the now-common online concerts and educational offerings, and the limited-seating outdoor concerts you might expect, Bravo! also commissioned a fully mobile stage, dubbed "The Music Box", to roam the streets of Vail, providing chamber music to anyone who cared to pause for a socially-distanced short program. 
Anne-Marie McDermott plays a Yamaha AvantGrand N3X at Bravo! Vail
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A Couple of Disco Artists Notice a Disklavier Hiding In the Corner...

A Couple of Disco Artists Notice a Disklavier Hiding In the Corner...
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 instrument, and Grossfeldt did some creative damping with the strings to produce interesting, etherial sonoroties. Available on the Drone label, the resulting album is a chilled cocktail of ambience simply called Klavier, with track names minimalistically named only by dynamic markings. Shaw is best known as a founding member of Simian Mobile Disco, and he released his first solo album last year. Grossfeldt, meanwhile, is known for contemporary art under his real name, Søren Siebel. As Bas Grossfeldt, he has an EP forthcoming on Juan Atkins' Metroplex label.

University of Oregon Takes Disklavier for a Spin

Pianist Alexandre Dossin and the students at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance have partnered with Classic Pianos to arrange the use of a Disklavier in the 2020 Spring semester. Before school was closed due to the pandemic, Dossin experience long-distance teaching, as he instructed students at Brigham Young University via the Disklavier Remote Lesson feature.Alexandre Dossin Teaches a BYU Student via Remote Lesson on Diskalvier
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