Music Wave

Oleg Degtyarenko • Installation, 2022, 42×120×21 cm
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Art form: Installation
Materials: Wood
Date of creation: 2022
Size: 42×120×21 cm
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Description of the artwork «Music Wave»

Musical instruments are mortal just like people. I have seen such a death and feel the injustice of it. Keyboard instruments are especially beautiful and therefore their aging and destruction is especially painful. Therefore, people came up with the concept of a new life for old, almost forgotten things. I really like to touch the keys, they have the age-old energy of hundreds of human hands that lived by music. And this energy can be saved. I believe that my installation will allow you to feel this energy accumulated over the centuries and save it for others.

The "Musical Wave" installation is made of the keys of an antique 19th century piano. The keys are made of ivory. The close- up photo shows the state of these keys. The keys show a lot of wear, which indicates their venerable age. Now the only chance for them to find a new life is this installation. The key base is made of pine wood. LED lighting is also made from an old piano. The wood base of the hammer mechanism is used for this illumination. The light can be used for a 110 - 230 volt mains supply. Light reflects off the surface of the antique wood and illuminates the room with warm tones. The room becomes cozy and warm.

This installation was made in a single copy. These keys carry musical energy and part of our long history. Therefore, when purchasing this installation, you will keep this history. I believe that over time, these keys will only become more expensive. After all, now ivory is no longer used to make piano keys.