A blending of technology and music is scheduled to make its global premier at the BTI Fletcher Theater in Raleigh on Thursday night, and an RTP entrepreneur is the driving force behind the event.
John Walker, one of the four co-founders of Ganymede Software, and his team at Zenph Studios, will unveil their software. It is designed to capture and recreate old piano recordings — down to how hard the keys were played and pedals pressed — but in high-definition stereo and without any hiss or static.
The demonstration will be coupled with a performance by Mei-Ting Sun, the 2005 National Chopin Competition winner. Sun is scheduled to represent the U.S. in the international Chopin competition in Poland in September.
The Zenph software has been used to reproduce a 1955 performance of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” by the late Glenn Gould and a 1926 performance of Chopin’s “Prelude” by the late Alfred Cortot.
The new recordings will be played through a Disklavier Pro grand piano from Yamaha.
Tickets to the event are $22.
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