This is the new website of the Pianola Institute, which is in the process of being written. This links page is currently taken from our former website, and has been updated only to modify links that
were no longer active. Once the new website has been completed, these links will be substantially edited and expanded.
Societies, discussion groups and related sites with an interest in the player piano:
- Amica (Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors Association)
AMICA is a non-profit, tax-exempt group, based in North America, and devoted to the restoration, distribution and enjoyment of musical instruments using perforated music rolls and perforated music books.
- Australian Collectors of Mechanical Musical Instruments
- Gesellschaft für Selbstspielende Musikinstrumente e.V. (GSM)
- Mechanical Music Digest
A daily electronic newsletter distributed via the internet. It caters to people interested in the collecting, operation and restoration of all types of mechanical musical instruments.
- Musica Mecanica
This is a useful site with links to, and addresses for, a wide range of mechanical music societies around the world. It also includes a calendar of concerts and events in continental Europe. Musical postcards are another nice feature of the site!
- The Player Piano Page
- The Player Piano Group Page
- Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music
- The Thursford Collection of Mechanical Instruments
- The Music House Museum, Traverse City, Michigan
- Whittakers Musical Experience, NZ
- Conversation between Rex Lawson and Mitchell Clark of Other Minds
- Rex Lawson's own website
Sites related to composers who have written for the Pianola:
Classical Music Resources on the Web:
Music libraries and archives: