Instruments in the Architecture: Building the Pianodrome

Documentary Short

Pianos are being thrown away at a tremendous rate – hauled away, set on fire and their valuable heavy metal sold for scrap. Tim, Matt and their team of inspired artists, musicians and volunteers have reclaimed these unloved instruments to build the world’s first 100-seater amphitheatre made entirely from up-cycled pianos. Balancing the artistic integrity of Tim’s vision with Leon’s practicality and realism tests the strength of their relationship as they race to complete the Pianodrome for its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

No salvageable pianos were harmed in the making of this film.

Release Date



13 min


Documentary Short

Produced/ Directed 

Austen McCowan & Will Hewitt

Edited by

Will Hewitt

Sound Design

Colin Paterson



Country of Production

Scotland, UK

Production Company

Melt the Fly

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