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*Ghosts in the Machine: **Technology, History, and Aesthetics of the
Player-Piano*

*Cornell University, Ithaca NY, May 4-6, 2017*

*Deadline for Abstract submission: January 31, 2017*


The Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies welcomes abstracts for
its forthcoming conference on player-pianos to take place at Cornell
University, May 4-6, 2017. The conference will feature keynote
presentations by Professor Georgina Born (University of Oxford) and Rex
Lawson, director of the Pianola Institute. It will also include workshops
and scholarly panels ranging across multiple disciplines and perspectives,
including: technological, cultural and trade histories; cultural and
musical mediations; the analog/digital dichotomy; computational technology;
media storage; reproducibility and inscription; sound archives and the
preservation of instruments. In addition to hands-on engagement with
historical instruments, the conference will offer a special concert with
newly-commissioned music for player-piano and piano, as well as solo and
ensemble works for pianola.

Please send an email with your name, institution, and an abstract of no
more than 500 words to info -at- westfield.org by January 31, 2017.


*More information: **https://westfield.org/conferences/pianola
<https://westfield.org/conferences/pianola>*

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