The Sad Beauty Of Watching A Piano Burn And Slowly Disintegrate

There’s something about watching a piano slowly being reduced to a pile of ashes via heat gun that is genuinely heartbreaking, worthy of a cheesy subtitle like "the day the music died" or "honky tonk blues".

Maybe it’s knowing how much musical joy the instrument has brought to the lives of listeners, or the fact that another piece of history is being reduced to ash.

Whatever the reason there’s something powerful about watching a piano being turned into a pile of smoldering rubble:

(Vimeo Link)

Deconstructed Piano is a meditative and melancholy video created by music lover Laurin Döpfner, who has this to say about his unique video project:

"Deconstructed Piano" considers the gradual destruction of instrumental music through digital sound generators. The Moonlight Sonata is corrupted in an assault by two robots. The Sonata represents the agony and grief suffered by the piano. For this performance two heat guns at a temperature of 650°C work the piano's wood on and on to the point of collapse. There are four cameras installed to capture the process in a time lapse with one frame every 6 seconds. The ongoing performance and the shooting took about 8 hours.

-Via Sploid

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