I'm not 'creeped out' by piano rolls. I think they're kinda neat, actually. But if I was offered the option of listening to a live person play versus (a dead one....haha) a player-piano, I'd certainly choose the person.
Yeah, me too. And it's nice having a live person because many times you can offer them critique about their performance after the fact, but there isn't that option with a piano roll recording by someone is deceased
(oh well, maybe they wouldn't want my critique, anyway..
My uncle has a player piano with big pedals on the bottom that you have to pump in order to make the piano play. That might be a good way to burn some calories.
I ought to buy that when I can afford it. Sounds like good exercise!
I do know that even long ago recording technicians could manipulate piano rolls so one can not be sure how much of the recording has been edited.
That's annoying. It bugs me when I can't tell if something is real or fake. I guess I always assume some things are real but then it turns out to be fake
Also, Enrique Granados made some piano roll recordings. I love them! It's the COOLEST THING EVER to get to hear him play!!
Ooh. I'd love to hear Granados. Is there any recordings on youtube? I hope so.
EDIT: I just listened to Granados playing Granados (his spanish dance no. 2 "oriental") it's funny cause when I am listening to it, I am thinking of your performance, as it is the first I heard of it!