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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:56 pm    Post subject: Injured Steinway
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This is a raw recording of an "injured" Steinway grand piano.
It was made back when I worked in a casino as a sound engineer.
The Steinway piano had been lying backstage on it's side since forever.
It was then put in a trolley on stage as the hall was being dismantled and a solution had to be found for the piano.
An expert was called in and the verdict was not a favorable one: the metal frame was cracked, and it was not the first time a repair had been made; too expensive to fix.
So it was decided to dump it in the casino's warehouse.
I grabbed the opportunity and made the possible recordings, of which this is a sample.
Some casino backstage noise is present too.


injured Steinway.wav
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Steinway & Sons grand piano recorded with Sony mic and minidisc.
The piano was lying on it's side with the lid removed as well as the fall.
What you hear is direct intervention on the strings with nails and plastic cup.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Here's another clip of some abusive action on the poor piano.
You can hear rocks hitting the bottom of the piano - thrown by fellow musicians - as I hid behind it.
I must highlight the fact that this was a once in a life time opportunity to cannibalize a Steinway piano which was about to be dumped - for all eternity - in a warehouse.
BTW, the cement rocks were all around this hall which was going through serious remodeling.


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stoned piano

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Love the titles and sounds ! Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Very Happy
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