There was also an automatic piano using a perfurated card
Whitneyville wrote:Except that the machines couldn't reproduce the "feel" of "Rag-Time". The Creole "feel" of being a 64th of a beat early or late, very few musicians ever learn. It's like playing Bach's "Well Tempered Clavier" without sounding like a music machine. You have to "come up for air".
flavio81 wrote:I seriously recommend you guys to listen to Pat Metheny's "Orchestrion" album. It's one of his latest albums.
"Because I'm a jazz guy, there's going to be this question of interactivity and blah blah blah," he says. "The thing is, with this, I've created a world for myself where I can interact with dozens of different things a dozen different ways."
Most listeners probably won't know that they're hearing automated instruments on Metheny's new album. But when they see it in concert, they'll know.
"I expect it to be a character-building experience when things don't work," he says. "Which is going to happen — I mean, we're talking about hundreds of moving parts here. One night, that one isn't going to work, I know it. And when that happens, solo guitar, baby!"