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Jack Straw Foundation: Piano Drop

  • Jack Straw New Media Gallery 4261 Roosevelt Way Northeast Seattle, WA, 98105 United States (map)

“In 1968 KRAB FM—which was founded and run by the Jack Straw Foundation, now known as Jack Straw Cultural Center—collaborated with the Helix newspaper and KRAB producer and musician Larry Van Over to drop an upright piano from a helicopter at Van Over's farm in Duvall, Washington.

Piano Drop, a commemoration of this historic occasion, publicly displays what remains of this instrument for the first time since the event, along with historical film footage and documents, and recordings of new music composed and performed on the instrument.

This exhibit is a collaboration of Jack Straw Cultural Center, the KRAB Archive, Paul Dorpat (Helix co-founder and KRAB programmer), Charles Reinsch, and the musicians who responded to our open call: James Borchers, Jeffrey Bowen, Gust Burns, Amy Denio, Luke Fitzpatrick, Lori Goldston, Bruce Greeley, Jay Hamilton, Bradley Hawkins, Aaron Keyt, Dave Knott, Austin Larkin, Constantin Parvulescu, Stanley Shikuma, Ski, and Brandon Lincoln Snyder. Special thanks to Larry Van Over and our friends in Duvall, without whom the piano drop would never have happened.”

The event is FREE to public!