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Impermanence illustrated

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:20 pm

http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2013/11/13/3890191.htm

Ebony and ivory: a field of ruined symphonies

Just outside the tiny town of York sits a piano graveyard, where the majestic instruments are taken to die.
It began as an art installation, and has become a tip-of-the-hat to Buddhist ideology.
The project began with composer and musician Ross Bolleter, who works solely with ruined pianos; instruments that are anywhere between the first and final stages of decay.
Bolleter ran an art installation in Perth that allowed the public to experiment with 16 ruined pianos, and at the end, was left with nowhere to keep them.
A call from a mutual friend to the owners of Wambyn Olive Grove in Western Australia resulted in a home for the instruments on a property just outside of York, a town about 100km out of Perth.
From that point onwards, Penny and Kim haven't looked back, accepting pianos from those who can't bear to dump their beloved instruments on the rubbish tip.


There are some great photos, too.

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Re: Impermanence illustrated

Postby Sam Vara » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:40 pm

Thanks, Kim. That really is fascinating and rather moving.
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Re: Impermanence illustrated

Postby Buckwheat » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:49 pm

I want to get a piano that looks like one of those but that still plays.
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