Musician Vinheteiro kept his fingers off the keys for his latest video, instead allowing his player piano to tickle the ivories. The goal? To see how easy or hard it is to recognize well-known pieces of music when the tempo is cranked up to insanely high speeds.
Unlike other player pianos, the Arpeggio is a self-contained robot which can drive up to the keyboard and pedals on a regular piano, and perform in place of a human pianist, replicating the most intricate and nuanced elements of a previously-recorded performance.
Pianist and composer Nikolai Kapustin is known for his unique virtuoso pieces, which fuse the playful chaos of jazz with the perfectionist stamp of classical music. Pianist Dimitry Masleev demonstrates Kapustin’s music in this first-person performance of Toccatina Op. 40.