THE FLOATING PIANO
A free-spirited concert across the water
The floating piano drifts out on to the water and so we too are transported by the ebb and flow of the music.
With the pianist(s) : Cédric Granelle / Alice Rosset / Susanna Tiertant...
A dreamy concert in the most beautiful setting : a lake, a river, a lagoon, a port, a riverbank...
Animated by the passion of natural scenery, this creation is an invitation to experience music in an alternative way, set in exceptional surroundings.
The Floating Piano is a creative installation which lends itself to classical piano recitals, jazz, vocal music, world music, solo, duet. Each concert is unique.
THE PERCHED PIANO
If pianos could fly...
A meeting of "Concerto Perché" (Perched Concerto) by Delphine Coutant et "Pianos Suspendus" (Pianos in Suspense) by Voel Martin.
With : Cédric Granelle (piano) / Delphine Coutant (violon, vocals) / Daniel Trutet (cello)
Accompanied by a violin and a cello, a piano is suspended from a treetop. Entangled in the branches, the instruments become one with the tree.
Anchored in the air, the musicians tune into the vibrations transmitted from the wood. A poetical and harmonious image, a concert dangling freely high in the sky.
THE WANDERING PIANO
An escapee from the concert hall
A strange piano wanders off the beaten paths. Escaped from the concert hall, the piano strolls through a market place, alights in a clearing, strides through mountain passes.
All along the way, the piano distills its music throughout its peregrinations and offers up its keys to those who want to caress them. Contact is made! The travelling piano continues on its way, energised by pianists and passers by alike. A recital in total freedom.
PIANOS IN THE SNOW
When the notes ring out from the summits
A booted piano slides through the snowy mountain tops and glides through ice rinks. A poetic recital warms the ears with notes from far-off peaks. Between sets, the pianist invites skiers to take off their mittens and share the magic of the piano. A melodic encounter encouraging the mountains to dance and the snow to melt...
Perambulations New Orleans style!
The YoopimObile parades from city to city, wanders through streets and markets, making its home in town squares across the country.
A terrestrial 4 wheeler, this unlikely contraption embarks with it a piano and the musicians from the Yoopi Jazz Band. On board the pedal-powered quad bike, the New Orleans style fanfare from the Hautes Alpes plays at full ‘swing’, making for a joyful procession wherever they go!
From Nantes to Brest, on a piano barge
The piano barge navigates along the canal : a piano at the helm, a cello perched on board, a singer-violoinist between two waters. The compositions blend with tranquil riverbanks and invite day dreaming. Every 2 hours, la toue de Loire, a large flat bottomed canalboat, moors up and the concert begins. Join the floating nomads for a surprising and dreamy recital.
The first adventure of the Canal PianO took place from Nantes to Brest, in April 2018, with the artists Daniel Trutet, Cédric Granelle and Delphine Coutant.