A surreal and musical short about the power of imagination.
“Piano Short” by Jack Whiteley:
Piano Short was made for a five-day filmmaking event in Liverpool called Kino Cabaret - an offshoot of the new AND (Abandon Normal Devices) festival that took place in September 2009. Shot in a day and edited in two, the short is based loosely around the theme of the festival - that of abandoning normal devices - and was inspired by a friends piano playing.
View more of his recent work on his Vimeo page.
Play the online prepared piano by Andreas Busk-Jepsen.
Pieces of wood, strips of plastic, rubber, bamboo and cloth as well as weather stripping, bolts, screws, nuts and coins… placed between the strings of a grand piano… This instrument is one of many ingenious musical inventions thought out by sound philosopher, inventor and revolutionary composer John Cage (1912-1992).
This original arrangement of everyday objects placed between the strings of a grand piano has become known as the ‘prepared piano’. Although the instrument sounds amazing and like something out of this world, it is largely overlooked.
Want to see a prepared piano player performing his craft live? Check out one of our earlier posts which featured Hauschka, who transformed the piano into an ensemble of musicians.
LEGO Star Wars landscape playing an organ.
Design firm Serviceplan Campaign created a LEGO Star Wars Organ for the 3D theatrical premiere of Star Wars – Episode I: The Phantom Menace in Munich, Germany.
The LEGO landscape uses over 20,000 bricks and incorporated some elements of the Death Star, Tatooine, Hoth, and Endor.
The child in me would love to play with this all day…
Also watch the making of this musical LEGO landscape.
Source: Laughing Squid