Something Old, Something New

January 13, 2012

Just a few weeks before I was going to try a rather thrilling new technological tool in a recital — an innovation that I thought would probably impress my audience with the preternatural with-itness of this guy playing old music with the latest wireless page-turning technology — The New York Times rather stole my thunder in an article about a Carnegie Hall performance that used those very tools.

Now the TED Talks present the pianist reviewed in that article talking about and demonstrating the Bluetooth-enabled procedure that I am finding so helpful:

UPDATE: A friend who was in the audience sends this photo of the iPad/AirTurn combo in use on December 8. (Since the picture was taken on an iPhone, and in the foreground you see a MacBook Pro making an audio recording of the music, Apple should be paying me.)

ANOTHER UPDATE: Of course there are other ways to turn a page.

One Response to “Something Old, Something New”

  1. Terri O.A. said

    Wonderful post…I have been improvising since 1973. The top photo is beautiful. It would be a sheer delight to sit on that bench and play. I am so glad this subject became your post!

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