Sixteen years on and we’re only a little over the accidental desctruction of a Bösendorfer grand piano during removal, and in the main we’ve managed to avoid some of the ‘quirky’ things people do to pianos. So imagine our shock (which you may well discover for yourself in a moment) when we saw this feature about a musician (allegedly) who decided to fill an old Hofmann grand piano with water — 130 litres in fact.
YouTuber Mattias—who we have heard has already passed a million volts through another unsuspecting piano, tuned another’s strings all to E, and then restrung yet another with guitar strings—bought the old piano for about $2000 and then proceeded with his evil experimentation.
I think we can all expect that it didn’t end well — for the piano at least.
Some journalists have suggested that it reveals some ‘fascinating insights’. I’m not sure I want to know.
Unsurprisingly, the piano sounded worse the more water was added. He even sits in it when it’s full.
If you can bear it (we can’t) the 20-minute video is below. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.