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WCPE and Quail Ridge Present Zenph Sound Innovations

TheClassicalStation.org Features “Live” Re-Performance™ of Gershwin

Click here to listen to Tara Lynn's Preview! Interview with Dr. Larkin & Dr. Amalong

Wake Forest, N.C. (July 28, 2011) - WCPE Community and Arts Liaison Tara Lynn announces the August edition of the WCPE Local Arts Series in collaboration with Quail Ridge Books and Music. Meet Dr. Anatoly Larkin and critically-acclaimed pianist Philip Amalong at Quail Ridge Books and Music on August 11, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. and experience a Re-Performance™ by George Gershwin synchronized with some of the earliest film recorded with sound. Mr. Amalong will perform the written music and demonstrate the surprising contrasts between what Gershwin published and what he recorded. This free event is at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC.

Zenph takes audio recordings and turns them back into live performances, precisely replicating what was originally recorded but with vastly-improved sound quality. Through Zenph’s ground-breaking technology, the audience can listen to Gershwin play his works precisely as he did 82 years ago. The re-performance will be played on a state-of-the-art Yamaha Disklavier concert grand piano.

The following is a list of pieces from which the Re-Performances™ will be chosen:

  • Strike Up The Band
    Original: Rehearsal Newsreel, January 1930

  • Sweet And Low Down
    That Certain Feeling
    Looking For A Boy
    When Do We Dance?
    Original: RCA Recordings, July 6, 1926

  • Do-Do-Do
    Someone To Watch Over Me
    Original: RCA Recordings, November 8, 1926

  • Clap Yo’ Hands
    Original: RCA Recordings, November 12, 1926

  • My One And Only
    S’ Wonderful and Funny Face (Medley)
    Original: RCA Recordings, June 8-12, 1928

  • Prelude 1
    Prelude 2
    Prelude 3
    Andante from “Rhapsody In Blue”
    Original: RCA Recordings, June 8, 1928

  • Fascinatin’ Rhythm and Liza (Medley)
    The Man I Love
    Original: “Music by Gershwin” radio programs, 1934

  • I Got Rhythm
    Original: Newsreels, August 8, 1931

About Zenph Sound Innovations, Inc.:

Zenph® Sound Innovations is a music technology company based in Durham, North Carolina. The company creates proprietary software and algorithms that transform recorded music into data describing precisely how musicians perform. From this data, musical performances become immersive and interactive: recordings can be “re-performed” with astonishing fidelity, and contemporary artists and consumers gain access to an entirely new set of creative possibilities through Zenph software. By understanding the nuances of an individual musical style as a digital “signature,” Zenph’s technology enables the re-imagining of the entire music industry. The company’s work was named one of the “Best Ideas of the Year” by The New York Times Magazine and has received multiple GRAMMY® nominations. The editor of Stereophile magazine described Zenph’s Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff album as “one of the finest piano recordings ever made.” For more information, visit www.zenph.com

About The Local Arts Series by WCPE and Quail Ridge:

Co-sponsored by WCPE FM and Quail Ridge Books and Music, the Local Arts Series is a monthly free event in which a local arts organization will talk about its mission and one of its upcoming performances. Designed to be as entertaining as it is educational, each event also includes a performance aspect. WCPE and Quail Ridge Books and Music both look forward to working with more arts groups in the future and, together, focusing on community educational efforts.
Quail Ridge Books and Music, 919-828-1588, 3522 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC, is an independent shop with a friendly, knowledgeable staff dedicated to providing the best in customer service. Their Music Department specializes in classical, jazz and traditional music and presents a diverse program of free concerts.
With a 30 plus year history, WCPE 89.7 FM is a non-commercial, 100 percent listener-supported, independent station dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. WCPE is heard worldwide on the Internet in multiple formats, including the next generation IPv6. Because WCPE receives no tax-derived support, the station conducts two on-air fundraising campaigns and two major mail-out campaigns per year to raise needed operating funds. For more information, visit www.TheClassicalStation.org or call 919-556-5178.