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Soundlands' presented Annea Lockwood’s live Piano Burning performance as part of a re-creation of all three of her 60s / 70s Piano Transplant series.
A rare opportunity to see Annea Lockwood perform her seminal 1968 work Piano Burning – at once sound art, performance, music and spectacle. Part of the Bangor Sound City ongoing festival of sound art, Piano Burning was hosted by The Old Goods Yard Artists’ Collective who will also followed the performance with their own artistic responses.
As prescribed in Annea Lockwood’s 1969 score, the piano was beyond repair.
Piano Burning performed by Annea Lockwood (NZ/USA) with guests Xenia Pestova (NZ/CAN/CY), Ed Wright (ENG/CY) and Sarah Westwood (ENG ).
Followed by responses from The Old Goods Yards Artists’ Collective and guests including:
• Martin Daws – Eulogy for Strings in a Box, a spontaneous response in poetry by the Young People’s Poet Laureate for Wales
• ScrapYardQueen – Scratch, a sound-sculpturemotion experiment between Colin Daimond, Ricardo Critchlow and Rachel Rosen
• Urban Dance Collage – Hip Hop and Capoeira moves choreographed by Colin Daimond and including Typewriter Percussion
• Tim Cumine – presentation on the history of the burnt piano
• Henry Horrell – Piano Morté, interactive recorded composition
• Brian Nylon – North Wales’ premier Easy Listening DJ
Soundlands linked up three venues to screen live footage of all three of her Piano Transplant works for one evening only: Piano Burning (Bangor), Piano Garden (Llanrwst) & Piano Drowning (Harwich).
See website for full info and credits: soundlands.org/piano-burning/