Here's a novel idea : Let's all get together and make a new musical
composition jointly, specifically for the pianola! This is for all
levels of musical experience -- from utter novice, occasional
musicians up to professional composer/arrangers.
The idea is to do your own version of a given short musical theme --
about 16 bars of music that's all. If you want to do more than that
you are free to do so also. The only proviso : it has to be a musical
arrangement. It can be as modernistic or avant-garde as you like but
please nothing of the John Cage "conceptual-art" variety. You are
aiming to write 16 bars of music to be played on a single piano
keyboard of 88-notes tuned in the usual manner.
The segments are then all joined up in a suitable order. The roll gets
a public performance at the end of the project. Copies of the finished
roll will be made available to participants and anyone else interested.
Everyone participating gets credit -- this could be the start of your
new musical career!
Let me know if you are interested in joining in with this idea and off
we go! As I said, _any_ level of musical experience is welcomed, from
absolute novice to world-class known composers. It is open to utterly
anyone of any age, sex, race, religion, nationality whatever.
There will be a choice of a few different musical themes to inspire
you also to ensure that the finished piece is musically more varied.
You can choose one or all -- it's your choice.
In a few days time I will post the musical themes (in both MIDI and
regular printed notation also) into the Pianola Forum: