Twenty Instruments Reconstructed to Play Through the Keys of a Vintage Piano


We’ve all tinkered around on a keyboard that, when a button is pushed or settings tweaked, gives us a chance to play the sound of a flute or drum. When the Ukrainian band Brunettes Shoot Blondes purchased a vintage, albeit broken, grand piano they decided to recreate this concept in analog form. The group secured twenty instruments to the inside of the piano and its sides so they could effectively play each as they pressed certain keys. The creation was developed as a way to perform their new song “Houston” live, rather than having an entire band as back-up like they might in the recording studio. Keys connect to drums, tambourines, cymbals, and castanets while additional mechanical devices play stringed instruments like the cello and two violins. […]

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About agogo22

Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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1 Response to Twenty Instruments Reconstructed to Play Through the Keys of a Vintage Piano

  1. Incredibly resourceful young guys, amazing!

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