New design for the quarter-tone piano unveiled in Finland

The keyboard of the Sibelius Academy's new quarter-tone piano

The keyboard of the Sibelius Academy’s new quarter-tone piano

The Sibelius Academy has acquired the more ergonomically designed instrument, created by two alumni.

One of Europe’s most esteemed music institutions, the Sibelius Academy in Finland, has acquired an extremely rare instrument: a radically redesigned quarter-tone piano. With a mechanism almost identical to its regularly tuned cousin, the most conspicuous difference from a conventional piano is the keyboard: instead of dividing the octave into 12 pitches, it is divided into 24. Other quarter-tone piano designs have previously been built but have often been bulky and difficult to play. Full story.

Maxim Boon (Limelight Magazine) / January 28, 2016

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