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Adrian RolliniThe Life and Music of a Jazz Rambler$
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Ate van Delden

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496825155

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496825155.001.0001

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Piano Roll Artist

Piano Roll Artist

(p.20) Chapter 2 Piano Roll Artist
Adrian Rollini

Ate van Delden

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter opens with the emergence of the pianola, the automatic piano, which allowed everybody to produce music on a piano. The music was coded in holes in rolls ofpaper which is pulled through the pianola. When the market had fully developed, Kohler, a manufacturer of piano parts decided to enter, too. It wanted to expand and formed a subsidiary, Republic, for the production and sale of piano rolls. In need for artists to make piano rolls, Republic found young Adrian Rollini andin 1920 the company offered him a contract. Republic issued1-4 piano rolls a month played by Rollini until it withdrew from the market. Rollini made afew more rolls for competitor MelOdeeand then left this field.

Keywords:   Pianola, Republic, Kohler, Piano roll, MelOdee

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