[JPL] Zenph "re-performance"
tom at joelocke.com
Fri Nov 4 16:04:52 EDT 2011
Louis' answer seems to be the best.
I took the photographs that are used in the tray card (although I
haven't received the finished product yet).
My photographs, are from the actual concert that was recorded, so
it's a nice tie in.
That concert was in Rochester, Eric!
Here's a link for more information:http://www.zenph.com/the-music/
Best to all,
Manager / Joe Locke
5 Windscape Park
Pittsford, New York 14534-3200
tom at joelocke.com
On Nov 4, 2011, at 11:04 AM, Louis Erlanger wrote:
> I attended a Zenph demo a number of years ago. They reproduced an
> Art Tatum
> recording. It was fantastic technology. What they did then, and have
> probably improved upon since, is analyze, through software and
> using people,
> an existing recording and they log all of its nuances -- notes, touch,
> rhythm, phrasing, etc. They have a piano that is equipped with a
> that translates that analysis back to the keys of the piano. So it
> is really
> a very advanced player piano that reproduces not just the notes,
> but the
> actual way the original player attacked the notes and approached
> the music.
> They then record this piano playing in a recording studio, thereby
> a pristine re-make of the original recording, sans scratches,
> clicks and
> distortion. They may have since moved this to other instruments too.
> Can someone enlighten me on this new series? Is the music on the CD
> original recordings done by actual human beings or is it just music
> transcribed and programmed to be played electronically by acoustic
> instruments a la Orchestrion? Does Oscar Peterson actually
> appear on the
> Oscar Peterson disc? Are there other musicians who play? I am
> by this and the liner notes on the CD are no help. (not much either
> the Zenph website that seems to focus on software and
> create content, live experiences and software that make music more
> powerful, immediate and accessible.")
> Eric Gruner
> Jazz Host
> JAZZ 90.1
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