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Anatomy Of The Piano (Will Pickvance)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

Will Pickvance is an exceptionally talented pianist with a quirky and almost shy demeanour. His fantasy lecture about the ‘Anatomy Of The Piano’ is a cute and poetic exploration of the instrument as a living organism, one with skin, teeth and personality; he tells us of its ancestor, the cave piano, and its origins under water. His sweet, whimsical, sometimes humorous prose is accompanied by a slide-show of surreal illustrations that keeps moving as his fingers are tickling the ivories. This is a highly appealing show, if a little bit strange; it did have me wondering if this was written under the influence of anything, or if Pickvance himself is naturally something of an eccentric.

Summerhall, until 25 Aug, 9.50pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Samantha Strachan]