What’s the sound of one piano dropping?
I went to this event, expecting a cacophonous crash full of pops and twangs and vibrating strings, and wood splintering everywhere (“Should I be wearing safety goggles?”). And, to my dismay, the piano had no strings (hence, no crazy resonating sounds), and it really just sort of made a simple wood-breaking sound that seemed too short after what seemed like a very long fall. Still, it *was* loud, and was very silly. So I was happy.
- Matt McGann’s blog post about the event (from 2005)
- The Baker House page (from 2005)
- “Bruno – A unit of volume resulting from a piano falling six stories onto Amherst Alley from the roof of Baker House.” ((http://www.mitadmissions.org/topics/life/hacks_traditions/jargon.shtml))
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