Peter the Elephant of Thailand-based sanctuary Elephantstay recently discovered that playing the piano with his trunk is fun. This video shows the impromptu duet between Peter and Paul Barton, an artist and pianist living in Thailand.
I was actually playing for Soi, a 5 year elephant, when Peter came by with his mahout on his regular evening trip to the river for a bath. Peter heard the music and made deviation from the mud road (behind the tree) to the piano. I suddenly felt something strange sucking the back of my head and had an unexpected duet partner. In another video he plays piano and my back as a drum. The mahout you can hear occasionally isn’t giving commands in any way to Peter, rather voicing a tiny bit concern for the piano’s survival.
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