Someone finally did it - Dotan Negrin actually quit his job, loaded up his spinet piano and took off to play piano around the world. Over 300 cities and 20 countries. There seems to be a fair share of negative comments about his piano playing, his piano, his financial situation, etc., but the point is he stopped, decided what he was going to do, and did it.
It's the stuff dreams are made of - at least my dreams.
I almost didn't post this video, as it was difficult for me to watch; however, it is the sign of our times, in the world we live in today.From New York filmmaker Anthony Sherin comes this eerie, beautiful timelapse of what transpires in the 24 hours after an upright piano is abandoned on the street -
Note how many people stop, touch, and ponder. The miracle and magic of a piano, whatever condition it is in. I guess that's the reason I make it a part of my life to put some life back into these majestic instruments, as sometimes, it is more than just making music that matters.
What a unique life this presents - I've seen piano shops but none like this, and none that seem to work as this one operates; a great short film, (with subtitles for those of us who do not understand French)...from the Guardian in the UK -- enjoy!
Notes From the Piano Bench
Questions and Answers and updated factoids concerning pianos in the 21st Century.