Piano Burning 2012 Updated on September 17, 2013 By News Guy 4 Comments A performance of the burning Prepared Piano. Video Rating: 5 / 5 [/random [random:50]More Mimi Alford Articles By News Guy 4 Comments Matt Miller September 17, 2013 The composer is John Cage. Jacob Allen September 17, 2013 The juxtaposition of creation and destruction is jarring. The song raises an old question: “What makes art art?” Does the artist decide or the audience? Shouldn’t good art bring about a strong emotional response? Doesn’t this? The controversy suggests yes. I would love to witness a performance. The video captures the sights and sounds, but to also experience smell of the smoke and the heat of the flame would be far more interesting. What a sensual piece! Jacob Allen September 17, 2013 Annea Lockwood, “Piano Burning.” Kyle Peterkin September 17, 2013 It upsets me to watch this as I’m sure many unspoken others. If one were to realize the time and energy that goes into building such an amazing instrument, why would one want to destroy it so thoughtlessly in the name of art. A quote from the video is “I am a little disappointed that the pings are so short”, if you had any basic knowledge about the physics involved you wouldn’t need to burn a piano to find that out. Comments are closed.