“Kari Ikonen invented a device that temporarily allows any piano to play Arabic scales and other micro-intervals, dramatically widening its palette of expression.” -Songlines (UK)
Maqiano™ (from words “maqam” & “piano”) is my new revolutionary invention: a portable micro-tuning device, that enables pianists to play the maqamat (≈Arabic scales) and other micro intervals on acoustic piano – both grand piano and upright!
It takes a few seconds to install or remove. After removal the piano is in normal tuning again, and of course, it does absolutely no harm to the piano or its strings.
Want to get one? This is possible in a few weeks! Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can keep you informed about the details, schedule & pricing, and reserve one of the first ones for you !!!
I have used the prototypes in concerts for 2 years now, and I’m happy to tell that the developement process is almost done. Patent is pending, and I just got a notice that it will be granted!
“This is an exemplary solo piano album, full of original twist made possible by a micro-tuning device The Maqiano” -Jazzwise (UK)
Maqiano can be heard on my new solo piano album (Ozella Music 2020/2021) and the 2nd album of Orchestra Nazionale della Luna (BMC 2020).
“Ikonen mellan öster och väster med revolutionerande ny mikrointervallmanick” -Hufvudstadsbladet (FI)
“Utilisant les potentialités du Maqiano, Ikonen fait passer l’abstraction de sa musique derrière les séductions immédiates d’un univers sonore enchanté et délicieusement déroutant.” – Jazz Magazine (FR)
Listen to some Maqiano-piano here! (Maqtu’ah… and Taqsim…)
Maqiano-presentation video: https://youtu.be/uUyITDarN5Q
And one more new video: https://youtu.be/x6C5QMnRTzc