Collaboration is at the heart of music-making, whether in composition or levelling up performance by combining one’s own skills with the gift of another player. Steinway & Sons’ new software Spiriocast brings the opportunity to connect and share skills with other musicians to an unimaginable scale, allowing for live, remote performances from one Steinway & Sons SPIRIO | r piano to another.
The scope of their creation was illuminated by legendary Chinese pianist Lang Lang recently, who performed a private concert using the piano in Hamburg from the Steinway & Sons Studio, located opposite the Steinway factory, on the outskirts of the city, with the audience watching the affair from the Elbphilharmonie in the city’s centre – an emblem of the possibilities the technology offers for remote performing.
SPIRIO | r and SPIRIOCAST thrive from the most intricate and evolving technology that allows high-resolution music data to be broadcast to SPIRIO I r instruments around the world. Steinway’s own patented system in SPIRIO | r picks up on the movements of the piano’s hammers and pedals, and the SPIRIOCAST sends high-resolution data to recapture an identically, seamlessly syncing, distilled audio, video and acoustical experience, on an a variety of SPIRIO | r instruments.
“We’re extremely excited to introduce SPIRIOCAST – the first of its kind,” says Guido Zimmermann, President of Steinway & Sons Europel. “SPIRIOCAST shows the power of innovation and how it helps us to stay relevant in today’s digitalised and connected world. It also offers music enthusiasts a unique experience – and, for all pianists out there, completely new creative possibilities.”
Head below now for a glimpse of Lang Lang’s spellbinding performance and to eu.steinway.com for more info…