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Flaming Instruments

Man Plays Burning Piano

— March 23, 2008 — Pop Culture
Talk about a dramatic performance.

Earlier this month, Japanese pianist Yosuke Yamashita plopped down on the bench of grand piano as it went up in flames. Fortunately, he played it safe by not only jumping into a fireproof suit pre-performance, but his seaside location was also thought through.

Yamashita played a beautiful jazz melody a few feet away from the waves as the ocean breeze carried his tunes across the water for a good 10 minutes. He probably would have played longer, but the flames took over and the instrument was no longer capable of producing any audible tones.

This is the second time he's pulled a crazy stunt like this. The first time was documented on video in 1973 which can be seen on Japanese director Kiyoshi Awazu's website.

Now that's a hot performance!
Trend Themes
1. Flaming Performances - Opportunity for artists and musicians to create visually captivating and memorable experiences by incorporating fire into their performances.
2. Fireproof Apparel - Potential for the development of innovative fireproof suits and garments designed to protect performers in fire-based performances.
3. Environmental Performances - Emerging trend of utilizing natural surroundings like water or landscape to enhance the artistic experience and create unique performances.
Industry Implications
1. Entertainment - Incorporating fire-based performances can revolutionize the entertainment industry by offering audiences visually stunning and exhilarating experiences.
2. Fashion - Fireproof apparel can disrupt the fashion industry by introducing innovative and functional garments that prioritize safety and protection without compromising style.
3. Event Management - With the rise of environmentally themed performances, the event management industry can capitalize on creating immersive experiences that enhance audience engagement and leave a lasting impact.
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