A new piano development.
And now, coming back to our century, instrument wise- something new and different in piano development- The Fluid Piano. This piano, designed by Geoffrey Smith allows it to be tuned during performance.
If you can imagine an Acoustic piano with no tuning restrictions, a truly International instrument that is not limited to one particular cultural tuning and offers an immense diversity of scales and modes from all around the world, as well as individual ‘bespoke’ tunings: a piano that even gives you the freedom to alter the tuning whilst playing – or simply to remain in standard ‘western’ tuning (twelve note equal temperament) should you wish – then you are half way to imagining The Fluid Piano™.
The Fluid Piano™ incorporates patented Microtonal Fluid Tuning™ mechanisms that enable musicians to alter each note individually and separately by precise Microtonal intervals per note before or during performance.
All around the world, everywhere, musicians and composers have longed to perform and compose music on the piano using the tunings of their own National cultures. Until now that has been an impractical dream. Now The Fluid Piano™ is here.
Two performances on The Fluid Piano: