Lucy Raven's What Manchester Does Today, the Rest of the World Does Tomorrow, is playing the LCD Soundsystem song Dance Yrself Clean. Fellow Biennial artist Jason Moran programmed the instrument to play a straight transcription (which syncs exactly with LCD Soundsystem's recording), a stride interpretation, which takes the instrument's history into account as it moves through various idioms and Moran's more free-form response to the original recording. The rolls were made under Raven's supervision, from MIDI files that were programmed by Moran and punched by Julian Dyer, with permission granted by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy.
Lucy Raven lives and works in Oakland, California and New York City. Jason Moran is a jazz pianist who lives in New York and plays and records under his own name and as a member of The Bandwagon. Julian Dyer is a Wokingham-based business analyst for National Grid, and one of six remaining pianola perforators in the world.
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