Monday, September 18, 2006

Elegant Bath Tubs and Beautiful Pianos: A Film

If you haven't already seen the documentary film "Mott Music", you're still in luck. It will be aired again on the Sundance Channel once more this month. You won't want to miss it. And if you do, you'll want to buy the dvd. Why?

It a wonderful and truly rare look at the magic of pianos from the perspective of those who tune, voice, and restore pianos at ashop in the Bronx, a shop housed in factory that originally made ornate bath tubs in the 19th century.

You will not find here long excursions into the nitty-gritty of technical details of tuning or voicing, but a series of elegantly presented meditations on what makes a piano a work of complex and impossible beauty. Piano as element. This is a must-not-miss film. Visit the website for the film here and check out the trailer for the film.

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