January 16, 2011
Four hands, one piano
As a Christmas present, Shaggy Hair Boy gave With-a-Why a binder filled with the sheet music from video games like Donkey Kong and movies like Jurassic Park.
In this photo, Boy in Black and With-a-Why are playing a duet called Krook’s March from Donkey Kong Country 2. The duet is meant for two pianos, but since we’ve only got one piano here, the boys just play right on top of each other, reaching across each others' arms and sometimes even hitting the same keys at the same time.
They don’t talk when they play, they stare intently at the sheet of music the whole time. Trying to play the piano in that situation would drive me crazy, but it doesn't seem to bother either of them in the least. And the resulting music? It sounds pretty good.
Posted by jo(e)