The piano with four feet on Antalya streets

Il Grande Piano, known as 'piano magicians' in the world, will be on the streets of Antalya this weekend as part of the 23rd International Antalya Piano Festival's city events.

The 23rd International Antalya Piano Festival's city events continue with spectacular performances. Next will be the "piano magicians" Il Grande Piano with their performances on Dec. 9 and 10.

Il Grade Piano, which added great color to last year's festival with its giant one-meter-long keyboard set up on the ground and played with feet, will meet music lovers again this year at the Clock Tower on Dec. 9 and at Alanya Kızılkule on Dec. 10.

Ahead of their performances, the band replied to questions.

Q: How did you think of preparing such a Piano?

A: "The grand piano" is a project entirely created by me (Manuel Benyacar) a luthier originally from Buenos Aires, I have lived in Italy for more than 30 years and in addition to making violins I also worked in robotics, electronics and IT. Combining all my passions, in 2010 I created "The Sound Staircase," an interactive musical installation, which paved the way for the construction of the first Grand Piano, built entirely by hand, in 2011. Since 2011, concerts on the big piano have become more and more numerous, but in 2016 there was a turning point, when I designed and built a Grande Piano with completely different features that made it easier to assemble and considerably lighter to transport. In that same year, as part of an urban regeneration project in the city of Cremona, the band performed the Great Plan on the street for the first time.

Q: What is special about this piano?

A: This plan is entirely hand-built. Over the years, through practice with this...

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