PIANO-GRAPHS: New Music for the Player Piano

Saturday Nights at the Getty


Museum Entrance Hall

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Join us for the debut of new compositions for the player piano by a unique range of contemporary experimental musicians. Translated into a visual poetry of dot-and-dash perforations, these scores on paper rolls push the almost-obsolete mechanical instrument to its limits. The player piano and photography–both invented in the mid-19th-century–illustrate the cultural impact of automation, reproduction, entertainment, and the representation of time. Complements the exhibition Paper Promises: Early American Photography.

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