THE relationship between a piano and an audience can have interesting consequences for all those involved.

City arts organisation PCQ recently filmed a short feature film at the Bread & Roses Pub in Plymouth, and in collaboration with fine artist Anita Lander, and called Vexations – by eccentric French composer Erik Satie.

Music students spent 24 hours playing one of the world’s weirdest piano pieces in an Ebrington Street pub, where a team of nine pianists banged out Vexations.

Vexations, which Satie never played in his lifetime and is reputed to have been written following a disastrous love affair, is just two minutes long – but is supposed to be repeated 840 times.

The feature film will be premiered at the Mayflower Bar (near the Pilgrim Steps) on the 28th May, at 7pm, and an evening entitled ‘Night of the AV’s’.

Red Squirrel Productions produced and filmed the video, said Pete Davey organising the showcase.

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