Mystery of hilltop piano solved

Mar 27, 2015 2:34 PM by News Staff, Photo: CBS Los Angeles

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) - For a couple of days this week, a Southern California hilltop was alive with the sound of - mystery.

Hikers venturing to Topanga Lookout in the Santa Monica Mountains found a battered upright piano, sitting on a graffiti-scrawled concrete slab with a panoramic view over the mountains between Calabasas and the Pacific Ocean.

Turns out, the piano was used for a music video by Seattle-based artist Rachel Wong.

The cinematographer, Michael Flotron, says he and four others used a dolly and rope to haul the 350-pound instrument a mile up the trail on Tuesday.

After the shoot, it was too dark to get the piano back down.

Flotron says people seem happy to leave it there - but if necessary, he'll haul the piano back down.

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