Piano Piano
March 26, 2020 9:11 AM   Subscribe

There are more than two hundred pianos located throughout the Paris Opera houses. In each dressing room, rehearsal room, around a corridor, a cellar: Concert, study, harpsichord pianos, historic bells or organs. "Piano Piano" is made from these.

Other online video art of interest from the Paris Opera's 3e Scène.
posted by They sucked his brains out! (8 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I thought I had all the instruments I wanted, but it turns out I need a harpsichord piano too.
posted by polytope subirb enby-of-piano-dice at 9:50 AM on March 26, 2020

Well, that was lovely.
posted by vernondalhart at 10:46 AM on March 26, 2020

Ah, gorgeous.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 10:52 AM on March 26, 2020

This was great. Thank you for posting it.
posted by ivanthenotsoterrible at 1:01 PM on March 26, 2020

That bell was great. I'm really curious about the instruments in the corridor & cellar. This also made me nostalgic for my theatre tech days. Merci.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 9:31 PM on March 26, 2020

Oh, that was a lovely little detour to start my day. I liked that he incorporated the out-of-tune instruments as well.

I just bought the cheapest, decent-ish touch sensitive keyboard I could find (Casio CTK 3500) to have some new impulses for the lockdown. So far, my plan is working and the kids are messing around on it all the time. 12 yo has even started to learn to read sheet music.
posted by Harald74 at 11:46 PM on March 26, 2020

That was just lovely, thank you. That video led me to this one, which is also very cool.
posted by Ben Trismegistus at 8:08 AM on March 27, 2020

Thank you for posting! What I would give to be able to spend an afternoon wandering the back rooms of the opera house... I was particularly captivated by what looked like an old dressing room.
posted by Rora at 10:50 AM on March 28, 2020

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