Building to a crescendo

Swiss pianist and composer Alain Roche hit the high notes at the crack of dawn yesterday, tickling the ivories while suspended with his grand piano by a moving crane for his performance Chantier, or "construction site" in French. The show, inspired b
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Swiss pianist and composer Alain Roche hit the high notes at the crack of dawn yesterday, tickling the ivories while suspended with his grand piano by a moving crane for his performance Chantier, or "construction site" in French.

Swiss pianist and composer Alain Roche hit the high notes at the crack of dawn yesterday, tickling the ivories while suspended with his grand piano by a moving crane for his performance Chantier, or "construction site" in French. The show, inspired by the atmosphere and images of construction sites, is part of the 20th Jeux du Castrum, a multidisciplinary festival that ends tomorrow in Yverdon-les-Bains in Switzerland.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 17, 2019, with the headline 'Building to a crescendo'. Print Edition | Subscribe