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‘It’s Time to Pay the Piper’

I must start by acknowledging the significance of this opportunity granted to me by Valentino, Arthur and the wider curatorial team. I must also confess I am not a huge fan of pies or most sweet things actually. But every once in a while along comes a pie that just tickles my fancy.


What’s on show?
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I am pleased to announce that Universität Hameln has agreed to loan us three major artefacts from its private collection for the purpose of this exhibition.

On display is one of its most precious artefacts– Die flöte der Rattenfänger von Hameln (The Pied Piper of Hamelin’s flute).

By showing these artefacts alongside each other, we aim to provide our audience with an educated insight into the wonder and gloom surrounding the ‘Pied Piper’.
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About
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In 1284, a town called Hamelin in Germany became subject to a terrible plague.
It was rat-infested.

To solve the issue, the town called on the Pied Piper.
The Pied Piper played a melody so entrancing it lured all of Hamelin’s rats away.

It was agreed the Pied Piper would be paid for its efforts, but when this time came, the town dishonoured this agreement and turned the Pied Piper away.

As the Pied Piper turned to leave, it put it’s flute to its lips once again and played a melody so entrancing it lured all of Hamelin’s children away.
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Further acknowledgements
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In 2004 the Piper is featured on a huge collaboration with Jadakiss and Mariah Carey, ‘U Make Me Wanna’. The hit was nominated ‘Best Song Collaboration by Duo or Group’ at the Annual GV Music & Fashion Awards.

In 2005 the piper strikes again laying down a killer riff for 50 Cent on ‘Just a Lil bit’ peaking at number three on the Hot Billboard Chart, the song is a certified platinum project.

In 2011 the Piper is spotted with Kanye West and Jay Z on ‘Gotta Have it’, another platinum hit.

In 2017 the Pied Piper delivers their masterpiece ‘Mask off’ in collaboration with Future, the song becomes an Internet sensation entering the charts in twenty-seven different countries.

The Piper is also responsible for ‘Tunnel Vision’ by Kodak Black (2017), ‘Praise the lord’ by A$AP Rocky and Skepta and ‘RDX’ by Carns Hill and T Mulla (2018).
In the same year, the Pied Piper worked tirelessly on the Soundtrack for Disney’s ‘Black Panther’, featured on songs X, Paramedic and Big Shot.
And the list goes on…
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PS don't miss the Pied Piper Playlist broadcasted on our radio show!

-Orah Mark, Sabrina, ‘It’s Time to Pay the Piper’, 2020, https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2020/10/07/its-time-to-pay-the-piper/