SDR Deposit of the Month: Player piano rolls jump to the 21st century

Roll mechanism of a Welte-Mignon reproducing piano.
November 3, 2019
by Hannah Frost

Who could have guessed it? Player pianos rolls, those curious scrolls of punched, now brittle and yellowed paper you might come across at the thrift store, are at the center of new research underway at – where else? -- the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).