Matthew Wright is a producer, science communicator musician and maker. He has created exhibitions, workshops and events, designed new products, run training programnmes and written and recorded an album with his band Sink.
Since 2018, he is the director of Pianodrome, the world’s first 100-seater amphitheatre constructed entirely from pianos. A unique playable community sculpture, and radical re-imagining of the piano in today’s throw away culture, the Pianodrome functions as an accessible setting for performance, education and participation. From community builds to live performances and a piano re-housing scheme, they have welcomed volunteers, won awards, supported musicians of all ages and championed up-cycling.
Built in Summer 2018, they premiered at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, opening in time for the month-long Edinburgh Fringe festival. They’ve hosted over 20,000 visitors since, with appearances in a warehouse and a month-long residency in the Leith Theatre. Now they’re looking for a permanent home, where they can continue to invite the public in to experience the resonance of this achitectural delight, as well as host extraordinary in-the-round performances of all colours and persuasions.
Click here to visit their crowdfunding page: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-pianodrome