Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Zone B Independent Project

Gordon Monahan, Piano Airlift, 1988/2006

Suitable for all ages

University of Toronto - Hart House - Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

The Piano

Gordon Monahan - Toronto, Canada
Michael Snow - Toronto, Canada
Euan Macdonald - Los Angeles, USA
Patrick Bernatchez - Montreal, Canada
Dean Baldwin - Montreal, Canada
Tim Lee - Vancouver, Canada

Sound, Video, Sculpture, Performance

The sounds of multiple upright and grand pianos fill the great halls of Hart House as artists pay homage to the iconic instrument--flexing its wires, striking its chords, gutting its inerts, working its pedals, sounding the back frame, hammering the keys, striking the soundboard, and ringing its planks, plate, ribs, bridges, strings, tuning pins, and pressure bars. 


Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle (Queen's Park Crescent and Wellesley), 416-978-8398

This project is both indoors and outdoors.