Fascinating, poetic & unique in the world

JUST FOR POETRY

It is an unusual musical performance

Were the pianist-composer Alain Roche and his grand piano is suspended in the air, vertically, under a moving crane, to perform a fascinating recital.
It is an overwhelming poetic act!

SWISS MADE

A technical challenge, made with Swiss invention and precision

Alain Roche, pianist-composer, imagined and invented the PIANO VERTICAL in 2013.
Fernand Kummer, a piano player, developed a system that allows hammers to hit the strings exactly with the same accuracy as when the piano is in its usual position. He has created the only piano in the world capable of playing vertically.
A team of highly experienced specialists from around the country (engineers, choreographers, technicians, stage managers, tuner, manager, etc) are working on this project.

PRESS

Audaciaus inventor and romantic composer

«With his intense look and dark hair, the Swiss artist composes music of solar quality. With this exceptional concept, he stands out as an audacious inventor, as a pianist with a unique sound. In the service to the theatre, to dance and to the cinema, he creates his very personal style, a world in which sound climates are reshuffled, somewhere between lyricism and cataclysm.
With his performance Piano Vertical, he embraces the airs and gives wings to a romantic explosion..»

Corinne Jaquiéry / 24 Heures

SHOWS

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# IMPROMPTU

AURORE & CREPUSCULE 

(Aurora & Eventide)

It’s time! Time to stop time

The PIANO VERTICAL seeks to provoke the teeming crowd to somewhere
Let the idler stop, look up to the sky and live a new, although familiar, experience: the emotion of music.
Offering the people a moment of indulgence.
A sunrise or a sunset … Differently!


duration and time: 45′ at sunrise and/or 45′ at sunset
©: 2013 | +120 shows / 7 countries  | tour: not available

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# IMMERSION

“CHANTIER”

(“Under Construction”)

PIANO AND CONSTRUCTION SOUNDS
IN THE MIDST OF A BUILDING SITE AT DAWN

200 people seated and equipped with professional headsets…
A work for grand piano suspended in the air and sounds of construction…
An experience!


duration and time: 45′ at sunrise
©: 2019 | tour: available