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Title: Grand piano randomly appears on beach
Post by: Matt Collins on January 26, 2011, 02:09:03 pm
In Biscayne Bay (Miami) of all places:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OmLGN-SiUs&feature=playe r_embedded
Title: Re: Grand piano randomly appears on beach
Post by: Art Welter on January 26, 2011, 05:45:00 pm
Matt Collins wrote on Wed, 26 January 2011 12:09

In Biscayne Bay (Miami) of all places:
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OmLGN-SiUs&feature=playe r_embedded

That's not random, it's art.
If they find the artist, he might be fined for littering..

I have a friend who has an old upright on it's side sitting outside his house.

It was not easy to get his placed, putting a baby grand on a sand bar was quite a trick.
Title: Re: Grand piano randomly appears on beach
Post by: Chris Davis on January 26, 2011, 07:48:43 pm
I found that to be particularly awesome.  I wish there was more "art" produced like that in our world these days.  Razz
Title: Re: Grand piano randomly appears on beach
Post by: Chris Davis on January 26, 2011, 08:19:11 pm
Art Welter wrote on Wed, 26 January 2011 17:45

Matt Collins wrote on Wed, 26 January 2011 12:09

In Biscayne Bay (Miami) of all places:
   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OmLGN-SiUs&feature=playe r_embedded

That's not random, it's art.
If they find the artist, he might be fined for littering..

I have a friend who has an old upright on it's side sitting outside his house.

It was not easy to get his placed, putting a baby grand on a sand bar was quite a trick.


It takes Art to know art.  Right, Art?? Very Happy
Title: Re: Grand piano randomly appears on beach
Post by: Scott Raymond on January 26, 2011, 10:01:49 pm

Someone's taking the "Piano on the street" concept a bit too far.  Not too many bystanders around to enjoy your playing out there.  Very Happy

Scott
Title: Re: Grand piano randomly appears on beach
Post by: Tim Padrick on January 27, 2011, 02:01:39 am
It looks like it came out of a burned building.
Title: Re: Grand piano randomly appears on beach
Post by: Tom Young on January 27, 2011, 06:30:33 am
Brings a whole new meaning to "piano bar".

Twisted Evil
Title: Re: Grand piano randomly appears on beach
Post by: Art Welter on January 27, 2011, 12:20:46 pm
Scott Raymond wrote on Wed, 26 January 2011 20:01


Someone's taking the "Piano on the street" concept a bit too far.  Not too many bystanders around to enjoy your playing out there.  Very Happy

Scott


Snapped this picture of Jonny Hahn in the street in Seattle last year.

index.php/fa/34878/0/

I've been around the world, but that was the first time I’d seen a piano playing busker.

Art Welter
Title: Re: Grand piano randomly appears on beach
Post by: Tim McCulloch on January 27, 2011, 01:28:48 pm
Matt Collins wrote on Wed, 26 January 2011 13:09

In Biscayne Bay (Miami) of all places:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OmLGN-SiUs&feature=playe r_embedded


MIAMI - The rumors can stop swirling: The baby grand piano that turned up on a Miami sandbar was burned to tatters by New Year's revelers, then brought to its new home by a television designer's teenage son who said Thursday he hoped the idea might help him get into a prestigious art school.

Theories of the instrument's origin had abounded, with some saying they saw helicopters and television crews hovering around the piano. Others tried to claim responsibility, but Nicholas Harrington, 16, had his endeavor on videotape.

Harrington said he wanted to leave his artistic mark on Miami's seascape as the artist Christo did in the early 1980s when he draped 11 small islands in Biscayne Bay with hot pink fabric. And if it helped the high school junior get into Manhattan's Cooper Union college, that would be OK, too.

"I wanted to create a whimsical, surreal experience. It's out of the everyday for the boater," Harrington told The Associated Press.

"I don't like it be considered as a prank," he said. "It's more of a movement."

On Jan. 2, Harrington, his older brother Andrew and two neighbors lifted the instrument, which had been trashed during a holiday party, onto the family's 22-foot boat and took it out on Biscayne Bay. There, they left it on the highest spot along a sandbar.

Harrington is the son of "Burn Notice" production designer J. Mark Harrington. The piano is an old movie prop that sat for four years in Harrington's grandmother's garage. The teen had talked about hoisting the instrument from a tree or using it in a music video, among other projects, his mother said, but nothing happened until the winter break from school.

By JENNIFER KAY
Associated Press
Title: Re: Grand piano randomly appears on beach
Post by: Bob Lee (QSC) on January 27, 2011, 01:53:00 pm
I'm always amazed when that happens.
Title: Re: Grand piano randomly appears on beach
Post by: Matt Collins on January 27, 2011, 02:17:34 pm
Tim McCulloch wrote on Thu, 27 January 2011 12:28

 The baby grand piano that turned up on a Miami sandbar was burned to tatters by New Year's revelers, then brought to its new home by a television designer's teenage son who said Thursday he hoped the idea might help him get into a prestigious art school.
Great. What ya wanna bet he's now going to be either fined or charged with some sort of law against disposing trash in an unauthorized area.  Rolling Eyes



Here is a good video follow up of it: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/videobeta/27983fd8-5c75-4b6f- b7c6-a36a534c853a/News/Miami-piano-sandbar-mystery-solved
Title: Re: Grand piano randomly appears on beach
Post by: Trav Cowle on January 30, 2011, 08:16:59 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD_HWuTO6nM

this guys been a regular for years busking in the main mall in melbourne australia
Title: Re: Grand piano randomly appears on beach
Post by: Michael 'Bink' Knowles on February 12, 2011, 02:17:12 am
Tom Young wrote on Thu, 27 January 2011 03:30

Brings a whole new meaning to "piano bar".

Twisted Evil


LOL!

-Bink