Steinway & Sons’ SpirioCast Expands the Boundaries of Piano Technology

Evolving the future of the piano industry, the historic brand unveils technology that allows a piano to play itself in time with live performances from renowned pianists

When Steinway & Sons launched their 2015 Spirio R piano, a high-resolution player piano with capture and playback capabilities, they stretched the boundaries of music technology. Now, their latest edition, SpirioCast (which includes a technology that will activate in all Spirio pianos worldwide later this month, with other models available for upgrades in 2022), pushes the limits of piano capabilities to unprecedented heights. Impressively revolutionizing …

Jesse Marchant: Dirty Snow (Live/Solo)

From Antelope Running, singer-songwriter Jesse Marchant’s ruminative fifth album (out today, 25 June), the single “Dirty Snow” has been released as an intimate live music video, wherein the artist performs alone at the piano. For Marchant, formerly known as JBM, the album is a sprawling set of recollections—where every brief narrative is underscored by emotion. Marchant’s illuminative songwriting and vocals transport listeners into the distinct …

Oda Brings the Intimacy of Live Performance Home

A pair of wooden speakers play seasonal shows with a subscription

Oda acts as the “two cans and a string” connecting at-home listeners to live performances by artists of all ages. Sold as a kit comprised of two flat wooden speakers, a controller and a seasonal membership (billed separately), Oda somewhat fills the void left by the cancellation of live shows—from stadium concerts to DJ nights at clubs and intimate gigs in bars and cafes. Interestingly …