Brilliant multi-instrumentalists S!nk host a nightly cornucopia of new music, movement and more in the world’s first ever #Pianodrome.
This bespoke 100-seater amphitheatre made entirely out of upcycled pianos appears, serendipitously, under a geodesic canopy in the verdant tranquility of Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Free for all to play on, in and around during the day, and animated by night with the fire of real people doing cool stuff – you have never seen or heard anything like this before. ‘Your life will be enhanced’ (Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3).
More about Pianodrome : www.pianodrome.org
The #Pianodrome is a playable 100-seater amphitheatre built entirely from disused pianos, which will become an active community arts pavilion at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) in August 2018. A pioneering up-cycling project, with community engagement at its core, the Pianodrome is a transformative space where everyday barriers to creativity and play are forgotten; where new and surprising ideas, experiences and interactions can emerge.
Functioning as interactive sculpture, acoustic concert venue, lecture theatre and musical instrument, the Pianodrome becomes a natural focus point at the intersection of multiple art forms, science, history and the local community. A creative and playful response to a waste-heavy consumer society, the Pianodrome breathes new life into the relics of a bygone era.
An iconic sculptural work, the installation will remain on site from 3rd – 27th August and open to visitors daily from 10am – 5pm free of charge. In partnership with the RBGE, a series of acoustic music and dance events, community performances, art, science and nature talks and workshops, and artists’ ‘Resonancies’ will be programmed. These events will form the highlight of the RBGE’s Summer 2018 arts programme.