PIANOS IN SUSPENSE - Installations & performances

Pianos are suspended, left high and dry in the treetops or found defying gravity against the facades of buildings. Nostalgic for a by-gone era when pianos took to the air...

Deconstructed pianos surge from the ground, and the earth vibrates. A musical earthquake?

SUSPENDED MUSICAL INSTALLATION - 2020
Original creation for Abbaye de Beauport - January 2020

Pianos clothe the walls and pepper the gardens of the magnificent site of Beauport in the Côtes d'Armor (Bretagne - France)

 

THE HANGING PIANOS OF MAYENNE - 2019 & 2018
Original and innovative creations devised in honour of the 12th Edition of the Mayenne International Piano Competition

Three upright pianos are suspended against the facade of the cultural hub ‘Le Grand Nord’.

Echoing this huge aerial installation, 9 pianos surge out of the ground and bring to life the public square in front of the theatre. The angle at which they are placed evokes an earthquake in musical form…

La Volière first proposed an installation for the Mayenne International Piano Competition in 2008 with ‘Perched Pianos’.

PIANO ARCH & PERCHED PIANOS - 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
Chalon Street Festival 2017 / Château de Montmaur 2016 / ...

6 pianos take to the air. With a delicate touch a musical movement is created.

Pianos are perched on trees. Suspended in the sky, the forms arc in a surprising rainbow of notes hanging in the air.

 

A FLOCK OF PIANOS ON THE POND - 2016
Festival Polyculture of Fourneaux 2016

Pianos settle along the pond, around the farm of Vernand and its surroundings.