With nearly 40 new instruments submitted this month, May was no exception to our record-breaking streak of submissions! Find out more in the video below, and find those instruments here! PIANOBOOK SUNRISES It’s been a long couple of months of early and earlier starts, lots of coffee, and some truly incredible sunrises. We’ve cataloged them […]

Piano Lockdown Playlist

“Music will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer To help us all through these difficult times, here at pianobook we’ve created three of our own ‘Quarantune’ playlists. Not full of upbeat and […]

January Highlights

New Year’s Honours List (Pianobook Edition) Christian highlights some of the key contributors to Pianobook from last year. Here’s to an exciting year ahead! Congratulations to all the honours list: Simon Fyffe Egor Kurdello David Hilowitz Jon Meyer Joshua Meltzer Stephen Tallamy Andrew Ward Angus Roberts-Carey Christopher Scullion Conner Sawchuk Andrew Finch Keith Theodosiou Pete […]

May Highlights

  Rusty Gates Who would have thought that a Rusty Gate would have inspired such great creativity! Whilst walking through the most downloaded Pianobook pianos, Christian set a competition to see if the community could create instruments out of some raw audio clips recorded on holiday. Check out the video explaining it all below:    […]

Spitfire Labs

  The Spitfire Audio LABS programme is an infinite series of software instruments, free and easy to use; made by musicians in London for anyone, anywhere. They release one every month, with a lot of content coming from Christian Henson’s private collection of curios, as well as a bimonthly creative compendium, The Notebook. And in […]

Sea Burial

Thanks to these brutally romantic images from Andrew Ward, who had this to say about them: “I took the photos on 19th August 2014 at the beach in Aldeburgh, Suffolk – I’d dragged the family on a pilgrimage to Orford Ness to explore Thomas Dolby’s “Invisible Lighthouse” ( and we happened upon this scene on […]


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