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Piano Burning


Year:  1968 Instrumentation:  an upright piano, lighter fluid, paper and lighter

Year:  1968
Instrumentation  an upright piano, lighter f...

Composer:   Annea Lockwood

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Annea Lockwood: Piano Burni...

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Elizabeth Kerr interviews A...

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Set upright piano (not a grand) in an open space with the lid closed.

Spill a little lighter fluid on a twist of paper and place inside, near the pedals.

Light it.

Balloons may be stapled to the piano.

Play whatever pleases you for as long as you can.

Piano Burning is part of the Piano Transplants series.

Performance history

01 May 2010: Piano Transplants: ISCM 2010

29 Jun 2013: Realised as the launch to the new Bangor Sound City season at The Old Goods Yard in Treborth, Bangor, North Wales.

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