Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Play Me, I'm Yours...

I was sent a link to Play Me, I'm Yours... today in an email and was immediately entranced by the idea.

Luke Jerram is taking music to the streets and communities in the form of pianos, left for anyone who just happens along to play. He locates them at various sites...in shopping malls, skate parks, railway stations and laundrettes and they become the "property" of the community they are located in for the duration of their stay.

Here's a few videos of the pianos in various locations...I love the "I'm A Believer" video, which was shot in Carnaby Street, London...members of the public have been handed lyric sheets and invited to join in...



...and an older gent strutting his stuff...



The pianos friendly & non-intimidating presence seems to encourage people to drop everything and play, to make music for themselves and others, to not be self conscious about performing in public.

It made me smile this morning...

5 comments:

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Very cool! The world needs more things like that to make us smile.

Lynda said...

I absolutely LOVE this!

Kori said...

I think that it would be so lovely to have something like that in my neighborhood!

buddha_girl said...

Holy moly! I would love to stumble on one of those in public. I can't play - not a lick.

However, I'm certain I could bang out some sort of tune with Buddha likely stomping his feet across the top of the thing. Good times!

Lissy said...

Thanks for your kind words on my Blog.
Wish I could be up there with you too, watching Harry Potter, drinking coffee, walks along the beach, shopping, eating etc etc.
Love you Kerrie!
Lis