Archive for June 30th, 2010

Tickle the Ivories!

June 30, 2010

Last week in New York City was the start of a very interesting public art project called “Play Me, I’m Yours!”   Sixty (60) pianos have been placed throughout the City (36 in Manhattan, 10 in Brooklyn, 4 in the Bronx, 6 in Queens and 4 on Staten Island) in open and public spaces and anyone can sit down and play them.  This idea was brought to New York (from England, the brainchild of Luke Jerram) by the Sing for Hope charity and will run through July 5th before the pianos are removed.   Volunteers have been solicited to look after the pianos (unlocking them at 9 a.m. and locking them at 8 p.m., and covering them with plastic tarps if it starts to rain).  What a great project!  I would have loved to have been in New York during this event just to witness and/or experience the music.