Violence Against Pianos


Playing piano is a family tradition—one that never really rubbed off on me. I can play all right, but my favorite thing to do to a piano is hold down the pedal on the right, the one that makes things ring, and then stomp repeatedly the pedal on the left that makes all the keys jump around. Everything starts resonating and blurring and getting louder and louder.

This one freaks me out for some reason. I guess it’s just the giant claw thing.

Anyway, I found these piano destruction videos kind of therapeutic, though I wish you could really hear what noises these pianos are making as they’re dragged behind a pickup or played with construction machinery.

This one’s not that flashy, but it makes a great sound.