Decomposing Pianos (Trilogy)
August 20, 2009
Decomposing Pianos was formed in 2009 with my partner and long time collaborator Julia Krolik, named after an old piano resting in our backyard. The action was stiff and unusable, so we removed it and painted the strings for its centennial anniversary, the first of three installation performaces that took place each August for the next three years.
I. The Decomposing Piano, August 20th, 2009, featuring a piano's iron harp, a working piano, and an electronic keyboard.
II. Languishing Bellows, August 19th, 2010, featuring a pump organ, an accordion, and two harmoniums.
III. Noise of the Modern Day World, August 18th, 2011, featuring an electronic keyboard, a laptop and several effects pedals. Special thanks to our friend Chris Trimmer who helped us end the performance in a wall of noise.
All performances were free and self-promoted.