Daily Archives: November 29, 2011

Playing The Piano For Blind Elephants

British man drags piano to top of mountain to serenade blind elephants.  Metro UK.  A gift to some behemoth mammals who apparently enjoyed it.

It happened in  Kanchanaburi, Thailand. 

‘It was a 50th birthday present to myself. My wife and I have been working with blind elephants for many years, and I thought it might be something they would enjoy to listen to.  

‘I had to drag the piano up a mountain – I have a really bad back, but I wanted to make the effort so I could feel like I had undergone a personal challenge.’ 

His next goal is to have a concert to raise funds for the animal sanctuary.   He will probably plan on playing more than Slow Movement 2 from Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata at that time.