Pianos have been dismantled and sliced in a hut in Springburn to create a brand new theatrical and musical space.
They might not be the first thing you’d associate with construction, but it turns out pianos can be very useful when creating new spaces for the arts.
A steel hut in Springburn that was intended to be demolished has instead been transformed into a new theatre space for town residents using only recycled pianos. Alex Docherty, a hip-hop artist who lives in the area, proposed that it be turned into a new event space, café, and outdoor classroom in Springburn Park, and collaborated with Glasgow Piano City project founder Tom Binns to bring the idea to life.
The two were inspired by Pianodrome, a similar venue in Edinburgh that’s also constructed from recycled pianos. Speaking to The Guardian, Docherty says him and his team wanted to ‘make it feel special to play here and sit in the audience’.