[JPL] Zenph "re-performance"

Nou Dadoun nou.dadoun at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 00:56:16 EDT 2011


Here's a critical view:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/12/arts/music/12conn.html?pagewanted=1&ei=5124&en=c5b8f7e65e9f0699&ex=1331438400

On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 8:08 AM, Desert Island Jazz <
desert.island.jazz at verizon.net> wrote:

>
> It is a solo performance re-created by digitally reproducing what was
> originally recorded, then playing back on an acoustic piano "fitted with
> sophisticated computers and hardware".  The piano is then recorded "using
> the latest microphones and recording techniques" (Quotes from the liner
> notes).
>
> The Zenph process is claimed to be able to replicate what was originally
> recorded, including every note, pedal action, volume and articulations.
>
> The source was original audio recordings by OP; Oscar was not there to make
> the Zenph recording.
>
> The Zenph process is new to me as well, and would love to see other
> comments
> on it.
>
> David May
> Desert Island Jazz
> WHFC-FM 91.1
> dave at desertislandjazz.net
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:jazzproglist-bounces at jazzweek.com] On Behalf Of Eric Gruner
> Sent: Friday, November 04, 2011 10:35 AM
> To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
> Subject: [JPL] Zenph "re-performance"
>
>
> 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 confused
> by this and the liner notes on the CD are no help. (not much either from
> the Zenph website that seems to focus on software and technology...."We
> create content, live experiences and software that make music more
> powerful, immediate and accessible.")
>
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