Report in Harpsichord & Fortepiano on the 2019 Westfield Center for Historic Keyboard Studies 40th Anniversary Conference

“Collections and Collectors: a report on the 40th Anniversary meeting of the Westfield Center for Historic Keyboard Studies at Oberlin Conservatory of Music on 23-26 October 2019” published in  Harpsichord & Fortepiano, vol. 25, no.  (Autumn 2020), Peacock Press, West Yorkshire, UK, pp. 38-39.

Book Review: Hydraulic Musical Automata in Italian Villas and other Ingenia 1400-2000

Book Review published in the Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society, vol. XLVI (2020), 228-232.

Patricio Barbieri. Hydraulic Musical Automata in Italian Villas and other Ingenia 1400-2000. Rome: Gangemi International, 2019, 544 pp. ISBN: 978-88-492-3813-6.

 

Publication: “Blending Past and Present: Collections and Collectors” in the Nema Newsletter

“Blending Past and Present: Collections and Collectors”,  Nema Newsletter , ed. Francis Knights vol. iv/1 (Spring 2020) pp. 60-67
A report on a conference of the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies in October 2019 at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, written for the National Early Music Association.

Review of Stewart Pollens book for The Galpin Society Journal LXXII

Publication of solicited book review for The Galpin Society:

STEWART POLLENS: Bartolomeo Cristofori and the Invention of the Piano, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2017, xv, 384 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-09657-8, £74.99, $120.

appearing in GSJ Volume LXXII (March 2019)

Piano Technicians Journal publication

I was honored to be asked to write an article about my friend and mentor, Margaret Hood for The Piano Technicians Journal

“Margaret Hood: Piano Maker, Artist, Philosopher, Mentor”, Piano Technicians Journal, Vol. 59, no. 11, (November 2016), 16-19.

publication in Oxford Bibliographies, “Electronic and Computer Music Instruments”

I’m pleased to announce the acceptance of an article to Oxford Bibliographies. They inform me that the official citation form is as follows:

Acker, Anne. “Electronic and Computer Music Instruments.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Music. Ed. Bruce Gustafson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

 

online version:

Acker, Anne. “Electronic and Computer Music Instruments.” Oxford Bibliographies in “Music”. Ed. Bruce Gustafson. New York: Oxford University Press, published and last modified May 24, 2017. http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199757824/obo-9780199757824-0204.xml?rskey=CWgeI4&result=47

DOI 10.1093/OBO/9780199757824-0204.

 

The Voices That Are Gone: Rediscovering 19th Century American Song, by Anne Beetem and Richard Turner: Continuo Magazine, Dec. 1997

Cleaning out some files today, I rediscovered a old publication from Continuo Magazine, December 1997. Richard Turner and I had been asked to write an article by publisher Matthew Redsell to compliment our then new recording of 19th century American songs, “Voices That Are Gone”. It has some nice photos in it including one of Richard and myself researching at the Library of Congress with librarian Wayne Shirley.

Book Review in The Journal of The American Musical Instrument Society

Reviewed for The American Musical Instrument Society Journal, JAMIS (41) 2015

The Art of Tuning: A Self-Guided Manual for Piano Tuning, Design, Action Regulation and Repair from mid-19th century France: For the Piano Owner and Technician, as well as Guidelines for Training the Blind and Visually Impaired, translated by Fred Sturm, Kansas City: Piano Technicians Guild Foundation, 2015

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd Edition, FINALLY PUBLISHED

I had the great weight and pleasure of serving as a Senior Editor as well as a writer for the 2nd edition of The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. My responsibilities included all stringed keyboard instrument related articles, some other keyboard articles, all Electronics related entries, as well as all ‘odd’ difficult to categorize instruments, and assisting with acoustics, temperament and whatever needed more hands on deck in a hurry. I wrote too many articles to list here, but perhaps one of my favorites was The Cosmophone, should you care to look that up.

I cannot say enough good things about our amazing Editor in Chief, Laurence Libin, who is a true inspiration of energy, detail, excellence, unbelievable slicing of word counts to the bone, and good humor.

The 2nd edition of the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

I have accepted a part time position as Contributing Editor for the 2nd edition of the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, Oxford University Press.