This Haunting Film Of A Burning Piano Mourns Simpler Times

“Deconstructed Piano,” an eery film by Austrian filmmaker Laurin Dopfner, is meant to represent “the gradual destruction of instrumental music through digital sound generators.” A piano is burned to the ground as its music is disrupted by two heat guns, or as Dopfner fittingly explains it, “an assault by two robots.” The Moonlight Sonata plays to represent the grief and pain felt by the piano. The process required eight hours of time lapse photography, with one frame every six seconds. I can’t imagine what it takes to convince someone to torch a gorgeous, capable piano, but the heartbreaking end result is pretty moving. [Laughing Squid]