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Ian Mikyska

Czech string quartet, founded 1999. Its line-up has remained constant since its foundation: David Pokorný and Vladimír Klánský on violins, Vladimír Kroupa on viola, and Vít Petrášek on cello. Although classical repertoire remains central to their professional lives, the Epoque Quartet is remarkable for the breadth and professionalism of its ‘crossover’ work. The quartet has performed with the leading artists of Czech popular music, arranged world music from various traditions (most recently with the clarinettist Irvin Venyš for their CD ...

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Allison A. Alcorn

Organisation established in Montclair, New Jersey, in 1963 to explore musical acoustics and to promote the practical application of scientific principles to the construction and restoration of instruments of the violin family. For example, members of the CAS pioneered methods for tuning the front and back plates of an instrument before assembly, and promoted the development of the so-called New violin family. ...

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Private, coeducational, Jesuit university established in 1904 as Loyola College. See New orleans.

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Laura Maes and Troy Rogers

Name of an ensemble of acoustic automatons invented and constructed since 1990 by Godfried-Willem Raes (b Ghent, 3 Jan 1952). The Logos Foundation, a contemporary music centre located in Ghent that was founded by Raes in 1968, is home to the more than 45 automatons that comprise the ensemble. It includes organ-like instruments, monophonic wind instruments, string instruments, percussion instruments, and noise generators. Most are automations of existing instruments, and many offer wider possibilities than their manual equivalents. Raes’s intention was not to replace performers, but to expand musical possibilities with machines that can outperform humans in speed, dynamic control, and a number of simultaneously sounding notes. Most of the instruments are tuned to 12-tone equal temperament, although some are tuned to equal tempered quartertones. The sirens robot and all the monophonic wind instruments can be tuned with 0.78125-cent precision and can thus be used with nearly any tuning system....

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A conservatory in New York founded as the David Mannes Music School by David and Clara Damrosch Mannes in 1916;

see New york.

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Institute of higher education founded in Minneapolis in 1851. Its school of music was founded in 1903.

See Minneapolis and st. paul; see also Libraries and collections.

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Institute of higher education established in Kansas City.

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Honorary music society founded in 1925;

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Honorary music society founded in 1903;

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Music conservatory established with private donations in New York in 1885 by Jeannette Meyer Thurber. Although intended as a national institution, the only federal contribution was $200,000 in 1891. antonín Dvořák was director from 1891 to 1895. Influential in its prime, the conservatory quietly closed around ...