Join staff of the Player Piano Project for a listening party at the Archive of Recorded Sound to celebrate a major milestone in the Player Piano Project; the completed cataloging of the Welte-Mignon rolls from the Denis Condon Collection of Reproducing Pianos and Rolls. Project cataloger, Alyssa Hislop, and Sound Archives Librarian, Jonathan Manton, will show party attendees some of the amazing discoveries made during this cataloging work. They will also play a number of Welte “red” rolls from the collection on a 1922 Steinway upright player piano housed in the Archive. These “red” rolls represent the very earliest rolls featured in the collection, recorded or published between 1905-1920. Come and listen to the likes of Debussy, Carreno, and Scriabin performing “live”.
More information on the Player Piano Project, including videos of rolls in action, can be found on the project’s website.
This event is free. Space is limited to 40 people. Please email Aurora Perez, Operations Manager for the Archive of Recorded Sound, to reserve your place. Priority will be given to Stanford students and faculty so please indicate if you are a current member of the Stanford community. A waiting list will be maintained once the 40 places have been filled.
Information on directions to the Archive and nearby parking can be found on the Archive’s website.