How did a statue of Beethoven end up at the back of Renfrew Street, Glasgow?

How did a statue of Beethoven end up at the back of Renfrew Street, Glasgow?

Can this tell us anything about the relationship between science and art, objectivity and subjectivity? And might it possibly (or indeed impossibly) say something about the effects of illness and ageing? This wee film asks such questions.

  • Belle and Sebastian suggested “meeting at the statue in an hour”.
  • A. S Byatt talked about the Harmonium Museum and the “bird-coop of the muses”.
  • Julian Barnes  said that “music escapes from words: that is its power, and its majesty”.
  • Gabriel García Márquez in “No one writes to the Colonel” observed, almost in passing, that “a keyless pianola did double duty as a desk”.

The keyless pianola did double duty as a desk from omphalos on Vimeo.

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