Pianocktail, Toasting the April 24 Release of Mood Indigo, L'Ecume des Jours Movie

To the chagrin of my professeur de francais, L'ecume des jours (Mood Indigo) by Boris Vian was one of my favorite books in middle school.

He was more into poets Ronsard and du Bellais.

I am looking forward to see how Michel Gondry's film version of Mood Indigo brings to life the Pianocktail, a key element of the book.

In Pianocktail (October 2008), Florica Vlad describes this pianotender as "a piano that mixes drinks based on the combination of keys played. Each key corresponds to a different spirit or liquor and cocktails are produced appropriate to the mood of the song played so that the concerto can be internalized and the music can be drank in addition to being heard."


Florica also shares image (above) of Pianocktail created by Géraldine and Nicolas Schenkel.

You can find more about it on their Piano Coktail site (French only).

There are also a couple of videos of Geraldine playing-mixing the Pianocktail including this one fron 2007.

Movie is scheduled for release in France on April 24,2013.

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