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Piano Piano

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Piano Piano - 2005

35mm film / HD video – 7min 37sec

 

As I was working on a collection of silent movie soundtracks entitled Music for Riots and Fights, and had formed a theory about why in silent film so many pianos are dropped, knocked over, run over or pushed down a flight of stairs, providing, so I had concluded, an exclusive moment of synchronized image and sound, the impulse to conceive a work, which would be literally dropped from the sky, overtook me. I proposed to drop a piano from a hight of about 200 meters, a performance underscored by one of the compositions for silent film I had recorded earlier that year.