It seems that everyone wants to play the piano. But playing the piano is hard. You have to learn so many different things to do it, and you can’t surf the web or watch TV at the same time. And besides, there’s iTunes, so why bother? Here’s the solution. Simply cut out all the little parts, score and fold and glue them all together (in the right order) and then all you’ll have to do is turn a crank. Adagio or vivace, it’s your choice! Not that the piano this player is playing will sound all that good. To be honest it will sound like paper tapping on paper, but it’s a start. Composed by the mechanical genius of Wales, Peter Markey. Everything you need, except glue and patience, is included.
Takes around 2 hours, give or take, depending on how musical you are!
Peter recently turned 80 but still contiues to design and make automata. The wooden Piano Player exhibit is currently in Germany in the DASA exhibition.
Today we announce the winner of Sunday’s Competition to grab an early edition of Tim Hunkin’s book ‘Almost Everything There is to Know’.
Using a random generator we have picked Comment No.2 from David Gibbs.
Thank you to everyone who entered!