“Piano of the Future” Could Be an Imperial Star Destroyer, Possibly the Batmobile
Is this a piayes?
Hungarian pianist Gergely Bogányi was frustrated by the climate-sensitive design of traditional grand pianos, so he took matter into his own (well trained) hands: over a decade, Bogányi and a team of engineers, technicians and designers created a two-legged piano with a weather-resistant composite soundboard that allegedly stays in tune longer and produces sound more efficiently than the classical model. But can you do this on it?
Slate notes that the Bogányi piano represents one of the most radical changes to the instrument’s design since the end of the 19th century, and that 98% of the world’s concert halls currently rely on Steinway Model Ds. According to Bogányi, the two-legged design helps “sound to reach the audience with higher efficiency and more clarity,” while the piano’s curved body “creates a supporting effect, thereby conducting the sound, from below the piano, towards the audience.”