Every now and then, we cruise Kickstarter, one of our favorite local ventures, to stay abreast of all of the interesting, cash-worthy projects our neighbors are undertaking. We've found cool alarm clocks, Melville-inspired music, and terrific uses for expired underground spaces, but so far nothing has given us pause quite like this particular art project.
Titled "The Piano is the Champagne," the project is filed on Kickstarter as a sculpture, and the plan is as follows: given the right amount of fundage ($2300), the artists plan to drop a baby grand piano on a field of over 300 Champagne glasses. Sit with that for a moment, recoil if you must, but then see if there's not some little part of you that kinda wants to see it. Don't feel bad, we're with you, and so hare hundreds of your fellow New Yorkers who have already kicked in a few bucks to make this ... sculpture? ... a reality. Perhaps they were all moved by the promise of a one-of-a-kind clatter: "The sound this instrument will make, has perhaps never been heard in real life, and will be so terrifying and utterly satisfying that it resonates with the deepest human impulses of desire and gratification."
Or maybe they just wanna see the mayhem. Either way, color us intrigued.