Table of Contents
Information about Player-Piano Rolls
A Thumbnail History of Commercial Rolls and ARTCRAFT Interpretive Arrangements
Illustrated Text! See the ARTCRAFT Perforators and learn about music roll development.
WHAT IS A "REPRODUCING" PIANO?
Here's a quick and simple explanation!
'THE PIANOLA NEWS' - Current edition
and links to prior Issues
Don't miss this important text about the old piano industry using pianists' names (real ones or pseudonyms)
for the marketing of Music Rolls! Read Dead Heads on Parade!
ARTCRAFT Recordings — Stereo Cassettes of Player-Pianos
ARTCRAFT Music Roll Menu
ARTCRAFT Music Rolls - 88-Note and 'Reproducing'
This is where the comprehensive List of 88-Note (standard player) and Duo-Art (expression) 'reproducing' rolls are listed.
Visit our new Ampico (expresssion) roll department ...
and more titles will be released soon.
ARTISTS' CHOICE MUSIC ROLLS - Welte-Mignon
by Robin Pratt, Sandusky Ohio
Photographic Web Pages
See an ARTCRAFT Master Roll being created!
See an ARTCRAFT Music Roll being perforated outdoors ... on
the Maine Coast!
See pictures of the 1929 'Reprotone' player,
used for a series of 10 Pianola Concerts at
Searsport Shores, Maine. (The pictures were taken on
ever see a "road sign" advertising a PIANOLA CONCERT?
There's one in Maine!
Take a look!
The BALLET MECANIQUE Website
George Antheil's experimental 1924 "Pianola + Movie Film" composition was finally realized in 1991, by L. Douglas Henderson, who reconstructed the original rolls for a Swedish TV-Radio broadcast. Read about these unusual rolls and some recent concerts which substituted electronic instruments. See pictures of the 1925 original French 'Pleyela' rolls in contrast with the 1991 ARTCRAFT Interpretive Arrangements.
ARTCRAFT Rolls are featured at The Lucerne Piano Festival!
See the ARTCRAFT "Travelling Pianola" — The 1929 Story &
Clark "REPROTONE" player!
Don't miss this "Autumn in Maine" Web page! You'll
see 18 images, most with the fantastic Fall foliage of
October 2000. This has nothing to do with Player-piano rolls,
but the pictures you'll see were taken on roads which connect
The ARTCRAFT Studio (Wiscasset), the roll storage building
(Boothbay) and 'ARTCRAFT North' (Searsport) — our "trailer by
the Sea" location on Penobscot Bay, Maine.
See beautiful Cumston Hall in Monmouth, Maine ... and
read about a museum exhibit which involved ARTCRAFT Music
IBM cards and mechanical looms!
Articles and E-Mail
The Connecticut Chapter of THE PIANO TECHNICIANS GUILD
hosts an "Artcraft Music Rolls" presentation!
Read an on-line Interiew with ARTCRAFT Music Rolls
by Interface Monthly — a New England computer magazine (5-11-1998)
Send an E-Mail message for ARTCRAFT Music Rolls
How to order safely via E-Mail. Check out this page!
New feature: The ARTCRAFT E-Mail 'periodic' Newsletter!
Would you like to receive a FREE periodic E-Mail letter from ARTCRAFT ... announcing the NEW Roll Releases — plus information and news about the activities in The ARTCRAFT Studio? We'll include a link to special illustrated pages, from time to time, as well.
Back in May of 2000, we joined an E-Mail transmitting service with Microsoft, called Listbot. This closed down in August of 2001, but our ARTCRAFT Newsletters "continue" ... now being sent from our own server in Maine. If you are already receiving the ARTCRAFT Newsletter, there's nothing to do; we have transferred your address to our own special files ... and future mailings will arrive with via <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
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