Reactions to the Record VI: Symposium

Saturday, April 7, 2018

10:00 am

Campbell Recital Hall Map

Sponsored by:
Department of Music with the support of the Stanford Arts Institute and the Smith Piano Fund.

The sixth Reactions to the Record symposium takes place April 6-8 and will focus on The Player Piano Project. The symposium will include presentations, panels, concerts, and demonstrations highlighting the latest work being conducted on historical performance documents, especially player pianos and piano rolls. All Reactions to the Record events are free, but registration is required for the daytime sessions.

The Saturday session will feature the following topics and presenters:

10:00 am The "Other" German Roll Companies: Hupfeld and Philipps

  • Marc Widuch (Faszination Pianola)

11:00 am Archeology of a Sound: Reconstructing Welte Expression 

  • Gerhard Dangel (Augustiner Museum, Freiburg)

2:00 pm Rediscovering Jewish Piano Rolls

  • Bob Berkman (Pianola Enterprises)

3:00 pm I’m Going to Jazz My Way Through Thru Paradise: The Importance of Rolls to Jazz, Blues, and Ragtime

  • Paul Johnson (Independent scholar)

4:15 pm Performance Analysis of Alfred Grünfeld's Acoustic and Piano Roll Recordings of Schumann’s "Träumerei"

  • Akiko Washino (Fukuoka Prefectural University)
  • Craig Sapp (Stanford University)
Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Campbell Recital Hall Map

Free | Registration required


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