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