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Anatomy Of The Piano (Will Pickvance)

By | Published on Tuesday 5 August 2014

This was an anatomy lecture in an old veterinary dissection laboratory: the subject was a piano and the lecturer its humorous and engaging player. It was a pleasantly surreal experience, leaning forward in the tiered wooden seats to view the piano, heightened by the clever way the content matched the venue. And Pickvance can play; his gently whimsical, comedic style belied the skill of his constant piano accompaniment. My favourite of his many musical genres was boogie-woogie this classically trained pianist can rock! In amongst the pianistic daftness were some thought provoking gems, such as how a jobbing pianist, unable to take his own instrument with him, has a lot of first dates. Clever, skilful and entertaining: well worth a visit.

Summerhall, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]