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Steinway limited edition Lenny Kravitz grand piano goes beyond its classic roots | Instant News


Lenny Kravitz designed a limited edition piano for Steinway.Image courtesy of Steinway & Sons

American piano company Steinway & Sons collaborated with legendary musician Lenny Kravitz to launch the latest limited edition grand piano.

Lenny Kravitz is an icon in the music and design world. In collaboration with the world-renowned piano manufacturer Steinway, he designed the company’s latest limited edition model B Steinway, the Kravitz Grand piano. For this project, Mr. Kravitz and his team completely deconstructed the traditional Steinway model, redesigned the instrument and manufactured the piano, which is different from the past.

Steinway President and CEO Ron Losby said: “It is an honor to work with people like this, who have both design and music talents, and both.”

In this question and answer, Mr. Losby discussed how the relationship between Steinway and Lenny Kravitz was formed, and how this cooperation respects the tradition of the piano company while creating unique and unique works. This is the dialogue:

Steinway President and CEO Ron Losby (Ron Losby).Image courtesy of Steinway & Son

How does Lenny Kravitz, described as a “modern Renaissance man” embody the Steinway brand?
Like the Renaissance, Lenny was both intellectual and creative. He wears a lot of hats, but it is his experience as a musician and a designer that makes him a good partner.

He embodies the Steinway brand because as a musician and designer, he wants and pursues the best. As the best piano manufacturer in the world, Steinway can be closely related to it.

In what ways does Kravitz Grand deviate from the roots of the classic Steinway piano?
The Kravitz Grand deviates from the classic Steinway piano roots in many ways, from the hand-carved patterns on the edges of the piano, the inner cover and the music table (which require more than 200 hours of carving by Steinway artisans) to the block style piano legs.

Are there any other collaborators analyzing the piano aspect in the same way that Kravitz Design did for Kravitz Grand?
We have many beautifully designed special pianos at Steinway, but this piano is completely different from my 33 years of experience with the brand! We chose Lenny because his designs cover a wide range of fields, and because as a musician, he also respects instruments in music.

Kravitz Grand limited edition B Steinway.Image courtesy of Steinway & Son

What was the inspiration behind choosing African and Parisian art themes for piano design?
Lenny recently redesigned his residence in Paris for the second time, which contained many of the same artistic details-African themes were used in the paintings, sculptures and fabric designs of the Paris art scene in the 1920s. He wanted to design a piano that fits his residence in Paris, which resulted in a work of art.

Will charitable activities (such as donating part of the proceeds to the Harlem Academy of Art) be used throughout the company?
We already have various ongoing charity plans, but if necessary, we will definitely consider selling the sales proceeds in the future. With Kravitz Grand, donating part of the proceeds to the Harlem Academy of Art becomes meaningful, because both Lenny and Steinway have the history of the school and will continue.

Steinway uses local craftsmen in Queens to help make pianos. Do you doubt that sourcing local handicrafts will still be a trend in luxury production?
I like to think that Steinway is responsible for this. Local craftsmanship has always been important to brands and remains an important point of contact.

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Roli’s Lumi illuminated keyboard teaches you to play the piano | Instant News


Sometimes when I scroll through the timeline, it feels as if I am the only person who has not taken up a new hobby during the quarantine. I am not too proud to admit that when others are busy learning to draw, knit or skating, I am satisfied scrolling in TikTok and spent dozens of hours Stardew Valley with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. But now as the end of the year approaches, I watched nervously at my dusty list of New Year’s resolutions, and this lightweight learning keyboard made one of them one of them-picking up the piano (which I did stick to this time) looks like A little less daunting.

Called Lumi Start selling today After a four-year development cycle, this is the first time Successful Kickstarter All fundraising was completed in just 90 minutes (more than 2 million USD raised). A portable mini keyboard (available for pre-order, priced at US$299) is used in conjunction with the app and music library so that users can follow along and tap the keys in time through screen prompts Rock Band Either Guitar hero.

The developer behind it is London-based music technology company Roli, known for adapting traditional musical instruments into smart gadgets, such as its Seaboard synthesizer, keyboard controller (which allows you to manipulate notes like on a guitar) and Modular block. Music system.

Although Lumi was originally designed to hope that beginners can learn the piano as an entry point, it can not only be used as a MIDI controller, but also compatible with more advanced software and Blocks for experienced electronic musicians. Just like Blocks, this is a modular system, such as Roli in Promotional video By creating multiple Lumis’s ridiculously long keyboards connected together.

The pre-order price of $299 also comes with a suitcase and discounts on Lumi’s music library, the company said in a press release, which includes more than 100 lessons and 400 songs (from Beyoncé to Beethoven). After the first year, the subscription fee jumped to $9.99, which clearly shows that Roli hopes Lumi can be as successful as it is from a gadget.

The first devices are scheduled to be shipped in November, and if I say it will not make me annoying, then I will lie. I am one of those little kids who are eager to share with everyone they can play Guitar hero Lumi essentially looks like whether Activision has reinvented the IP for the piano-style brand. Do I need to spend money on another expensive gadget that I don’t really like need? Absolutely not. Am I going? Okay… if I at least do one This year’s new year resolution, And possibly Some cool things light up, right?

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It’s a strange time to travel | To select | Instant News


Next week we will be in Pennsylvania to visit our daughter who is at school in Erie on Lake Erie This will be one of our most unique trips as face masks are needed for almost the entire trip . Traveling is just not what it used to be. Do you remember when people smoked cigarettes in the middle of the flight? A little light came on to tell the passengers it was time to put out their cigarettes, we were going to land. Smokers who flew on the plane at the time were very upset when new rules banned smoking on board. I have a feeling these same people would be really unhappy with the requirement to wear a mask for the entire flight We received an email reminding us that anyone over 2 years old must also wear a mask at airports except when we were We were also told that we would receive an “ all-in-one ” snack bag that included a wrapped disinfectant wipe, an 8.5 ounce water bottle and two snacks, as well as a sealed drink on flights over 2 hours and 20 minutes. “On flights shorter than that, we’ll have a sealed drink and that’s it. No more friendly flight attendant taking our drink order. Erie is quite close to Niagara Falls. We were wondering if we could see it or not, as people like to go to the Canadian side for a better view, and the border between the US and Canada is closed at least until the end of August. which is the boat that takes you near the falls, was closed in June, it is now open on the US side and available for people in good health, wearing masks and willing to stand at least 6 feet from other people on a small boat .Fort Niagara opened in July and is available for healthy masked visitors, which is the same for all the restaurants we stop at. There won’t be any buffets though, and it looks like food “that requires minimal preparation” will be the rule. Fortunately, Pennsylvania is not on the list of states that require a 14-day quarantine when we arrive home. We were also assured that the plane is cleaned within an inch of its life and that airports will be cleaner than our homes. Still, we have small containers of disinfectant to use liberally when we feel too far away from a sink and soap, and we’ll avoid other people like the plague. our face, and white where the mask was. It’s a strange time to travel. .



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51 Classic offers hours of fun | Instant News


If there is one consistent message in 2020, this is this: People must stay inside. Corona virus has made people take shelter and civil unrest has made the curfew spread.

As America swings from one crisis to another, domestic life becomes more important because families see hours of quality time stretching before them. They can spend it with the Netflix series or switch to “Clubhouse Games: 51 Classics Worldwide” on the Nintendo Switch.

Yes, the title doesn’t really roll, but the latest entry into the console library packs a lot of entertainment for family game nights. By utilizing the versatility of Joy-Con and the touch screen system, the developers at Agenda have programmed 51 enhanced games plus an imperfect piano for players.

This list is a mix of card games, board games, curiosity based toys and other entertainment. “Clubhouse Games” supports up to four players and has an online mode. Through a program that can be downloaded for free on Nintendo eShop, players who have complete games can play with other console switches. That means one full version can support many consoles for local games.

In essence, “Clubhouse Games” is a party title. This is a project that excels in group settings – much like board games. Competitors can debate the lucky roll at Yacht Dice – aka Yahtzee – or they can test their skills at Darts using Joy-Con’s motion controls.

The game itself does not take too long and is easy to pick up and play thanks to its familiarity. Players will know games like Chess, Domino, and Chess. They will even recognize copies of childhood favorites like Sorry !, Uno and Connect 4, even though they are registered under a name that is not protected by copyright.

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