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Burning Piano Performance: talk about a burning passion

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66 year old, Yosuke Yamashita, a Japanese jazz pianist decided to perform a little piano concert for 500 spectators. But, with a twist. He decided to set the piano a blaze. Wearing a fireproof outfit, Yamashita played until the piano could no longer emit a sound. In fact, it took 10 minutes before the fire rendered the piano inoperable.

“I did not think I was risking my life but I was almost suffocating from the smoke that was continuously getting into my eyes and nose,” Yamashita said.

This isn’t Yamashita’s first time doing the stunt. He did the same performance back in 1973, for a short film by Kiyoshi Awazu, aptly called “Burning Piano”.


Via: SBS and Arbroath

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