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Maxence Cyrin

Maxence Cyrin spent his childhood behind a piano studying classical music. Today he does piano cover versions of rock, pop and electro songs mixed with scenes from silent movies and other classics. But let me assure you, this isn't the kind of cheesy piano covers you hear in hotel lobbies. Maxence Cyrin's interpretations are so personal and beautiful and watching them played over these movie scenes, it's a work of art. I think I'm in love.

Piano cover of The Pixies' Where is my Mind with scenes from "The Mysterious Lady" with Greta Garbo (1928).

Piano cover of Daft Punk's Around the World. I don't know the name of this movie, but this is such a glorious clip.

Piano cover of Beyonce's Crazy in Love with scenes from "Last year at Marienbad" by Alain Resnais (1961).

(via It's Nice That)

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Reader Comments (3)

to be honest, i can only watch one for now.. its too wonderful, you're right. its like he rewrote the whole movie with his piece. what a great find - thanks for sharing that. ill have to watch the other two at their own pace

August 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheyma B

I watched the other two. Got goosebumps with the Daft Punk cinematic synchronized swimming one. Absolutely amazing.

August 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheyma B

The versions of these songs are incredible by this man on piano! The way they relate to the films are equally incredible! Give these a listen!

February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Ruud

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