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Mecanographic music in Cincinnati

by | Sep 21, 2021 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

This Lettera 22 is on its way …

… to Cincinnati’s grand Music Hall …

… where it will serve as a musical instrument.

No, not in Leroy Anderson’s “The Typewriter” (which, honestly, I wouldn’t mind if I never heard again) but in the more aesthetically challenging 2016-17 piece “Aello — ballet mécanomorphe” by Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth, which the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is performing on October 1. The score specifically calls for a typewriter “of type Olivetti Lettera 22 or similar.” I was glad to be able to provide just the right machine.
Here is a performance of the piece in Paris, using an incorrect typewriter:

2 Comments

  1. Bill M

    Good to know your Lettera 22 will be part of the performance. Beautiful music hall!

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