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AMERICAN KEYBOARDIST DEBUTS “EXPLORATIONS”
Jordan Rudess Uses Casio PX-330 Keyboard to Create First Composition for Orchestra
DOVER, NJ, NOVEMBER 18, 2010 - On November 19, 2010, American keyboardist Jordan Rudess will debut his first symphonic composition, “Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra” in Caracas, Venezuela with Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Chacao.
In the months leading up to the performance, Rudess needed to ensure that all aspects of “Explorations” were complete. Since Rudess travels constantly, he needs to have equipment that supports not only his on-the-go lifestyle, but his writing and producing needs. To help complete ‘Explorations,’ Rudess used the Casio PX-330 keyboard.
Casio’s PX-330 keyboard introduces a new grand piano sound comprised of four dynamic layers of stereo piano samples. When integrated with Casio’s Linear Morphing System, the PX-330 delivers a more realistic sound with seamless transitions and a superior dynamic range. Equipped with 128-note polyphony, the PX-330 has the ability to handle the most demanding musical passages, to layer sounds and use the damper pedal without worry about dropping notes.
Rudess states, “The Casio PX-330 keyboard is something musicians can take anywhere. It’s not only portable and lightweight, but it also sounds great and has an authentic piano type feel, so I can continue to be highly productive even when I can’t physically be in a studio with my arsenal of instruments.”
Armed with 250 instrument sounds and a 16-track recorder, the PX-330 enables musicians to produce recordings of up to 16 separate instruments. A graphic LCD display allows users to view the names of all sounds, songs, rhythms, while also assisting in editing and recording functions.
Rudess, most well-known as Dream Theater’s keyboardist, has always had a love and natural talent for music. His skills were enhanced and sharpened at the prestigious Julliard School of Music. Rudess started performing in 1980s and gained worldwide attention after the release of a solo album called “Listen.” In the 1990s, Rudess joined The Dixie Dregs and later became the full-time keyboardist in Dream Theater, a progressive metal band, which showcased his talent and brought him to the forefront of the music arena.
For additional information regarding Jordan Rudess, please visit www.jordanrudess.com. For additional information regarding Casio’s Privia line of keyboards, please visit, www.PriviaPiano.com.
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