At the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival last week, several performers came on stage with electronic devices, which they parked on their music stands, or just inside the piano lid (Kirill Gerstein’s preferred option).
Last night in Bucharest, a cellist won the Enescu contest, playing off a tablet and using an electronic pedal to move on to the next page of unprinted score.
Orchestras are trialling them.
So is that it? Is 2016 the year that paper began to vanish from the stage?