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Conlon Nancarrow (1912-1997)


Friday 15 December 2006, by Rob Weale

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This article focuses on the work and thinking of Conlon Nancarrow, composer born in the United States who lived most of his life exiled in Mexico.
It includes a basic description of Nancarrow’s project to compose a “Player Piano Concerto” (“Concierto para pianola”), whrere a computer, acting as conductor, would indicate multiple independent and simultaneous tempi (up to 8) to the different instruments of the orchestra.

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