It’s rumoured that the discord is being conducted by a 1978 Boosey & Hawkes alto saxophone in hiding under concert stage somewhere in eastern Europe.
The uprising has been a long time in the making. Abuse and neglect of Instruments has been rife for centuries especially since music-making has become a middle class aspiration and the number of third rate music teachers had risen exponentially. And then, abuse as entertainment – think Hendrix, think Townsend.
The trouble is that with any protest movement, there will always be a faction that gets out of control. This time it’s the pianos.