In the Wisconsin State Journal: Christopher Taylor's piano invention

​The piano professor debuts his Hyperpiano​ in a concert on Oct. 18.

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In the Wisconsin State Journal

Though the "Goldberg Variations" by J.S. Bach have been interpreted in countless ways through the centuries, no one has heard the iconic work as it will be performed in Madison on Oct. 28.

That's when the renowned pianist and UW-Madison professor Christopher Taylor will perform the 18th-century composition on his "Hyperpiano" — a 21st century invention that Taylor himself created piece by piece over the past five years.

The electronic-run instrument allows two grand pianos to be played simultaneously by one musician — with the potential to take piano repertoire in new directions. Taylor invented the concept, wrote the software, manufactured the keys, designed the 60-odd circuit boards and is now exploring just how far his newly patented invention can go.

Read more here.