Dokumentation und Material zum Projekt Autoklavierspieler
pieces & performances

information on some selected performances made with autoklavierspieler (to be filled with more)

Autoklavierspieler Overview

"Autoklavierspieler", invented by Winfried Ritsch, is an robot piano player, also called "Vorsetzer", designed to play every common (grand) piano with individual dynamics for each key as fast as possible. A massive frame with 88 electromechanical finger, which are moved by solenoids, is mounted on a keyboard. Controlled by microcontrollers, which are driven over a dedicated computer, the Autoklavierspieler can be controlled over Network, MIDI files and realtime generated algorithmic music.


description and documentation on the development