Monday, May 23, 2016

Janna Pelle: Key Change

In what is quite possibly the most wonderful exploration of keyboard instruments since the famous "Switched on Bach" by Wendy Carlos, Janna Pelle has given us yet another reason to love the ivory and ebonies. Her new (ambitious) 2016 album titled "Key Change" is a grand tour of keyboard instruments including the Harpsichord, Wurlitzer Organ, Piano, and many others. Luckily for the audience, there are also a series of videos exploring the individual instruments - such as the one below featuring the Harpsichord. 

It's nice to know that in our current time of limitless keyboard opportunities for sound (though sampling and synthesis) there are artists keeping alive the tradition of acoustic instruments thought not to have a place in the recording world. For that reason, we can all applaud Janna Pelle. To learn more (as well as hear samples of music) please visit her website at

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