Breakfast in America, Dreamer, Long way home - these are but three of his international hits. Roger Hodgson wrote music history with his compositions, mostly on a grand or digital piano.
We are very proud that Hodgson became the first major international artist to play the first completed ALPHA prototype in a large open-air concert in Clam.
Here, before the sound check, Mario Aiwasian shows Roger Hodgson the sensor piano's technology. Late in the afternoon it was over 30°C onstage. Nonetheless, Roger stuck with it and listened intently to the precise explanations. In fact, he immediately wanted to take the ALPHA with him for the whole tour. That was unfortunately not possible since we couldn't hand over the first prototype.
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Roger Hodgson tells the audience about the new piano.
Up to the day before the show it remained a treasured secret that we developed a new piano: a fully-fledged concert grand without the need for strings and soundboard, one instead equipped with a new, high-tech sensor system.
Next week Chick Corea wants to test the instrument, and Konstantin Wecker will play a concert on it on Schloss Grafenegg on August 8. George Duke is interested in it and Peter Wolf (producer, Los Angeles) has already ordered one. All information from the ongoing tests and feedback from the artists are incorporated into the production, which we aim to start in 2011.
The ALPHA Piano is available for preorder immediately.