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Herd of Pianos: Full-length Film

Herd of Pianos Full-length film screening

Extraordinary circumstances demand extraordinary art. With the 2020-2021 renovation of the DalhousieArts Centre, ALL of the university’s pianos huddled for shelter in the basement of the Dal Art Gallery. While the jackhammers reworked the building’s structure, curator Peter Dykhuis invited Upstream to film multi-piano improvisations by improv piano virtuoso Tim Crofts and a sextet of Halifax’s finest pianists performing US composer Steve Reich’s Six Pianos and Canadian-NZ composer Juliet Palmer’s Circus Dog. Join us for a deep cinematic dive into a piano experience appropriate for these unprecedented conditions, with pianists Simon Docking, Jennifer King, Tara Scott, Ian Bent, Mark Morton and Megan Thibeault.