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Any recordists living close to Philadelphia, USA looking for a nice recording opportunity?

This is in the online edition of the NY Times today:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/arts/music/for-more-pianos-last-note-is-thud-in-the-dump.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hp

Quite sad but maybe at the same time a great possibility to record some crazy sounds.

Of course there's already a great 'Tortured Piano' library by Tim Prebble, but what these people are doing looks a step beyond.

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@Jorg010, great heads-up! This is the type of event any sound recordist/designer should definitely seek out and make happen. Should involve some co-ordination with the people involved in the operation to insure maximum safety as well as best possible mic placements. –  Jay Jennings Jul 30 '12 at 16:15
    
@Jay Jennings, yes, that's what I also thought about this opportunity. I'm in northern Europe so a recording trip to Philadelphia is unfortunately out of my reach unless I have a very specific need for these sounds in a production. But otherwise I would be very interested in the results of other recordists who might be able to pull this off because they have the chance. –  Jorg010 Sep 19 '12 at 15:15

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I like this idea, a lot. I'm in the northern Philly suburbs, too, so I might just be able to make it happen. It'll take some coordination, but thanks!

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It would be great of you could make this recording happen! Please keep us updated. –  Jorg010 Sep 19 '12 at 15:12
    
@Jorg010 Will do! –  Alex Cole Sep 21 '12 at 18:34

boy, that youtube vid linked in the article WAS hard to watch! piano's didn't sound like much coming out of the truck either.

kind of sad.

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Ouch that was painful to watch considering a lot of working pianos meet such a cruel fate. You think there would be a business that would buy these piano's from them repair them and sell them onwards.

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