Do you own a piano, but it’s holding more dust than rhythm these days? Think you might donate it to an amazing cause? Now’s the time.
Play Me, I’m Yours is debuting in Boston in September, as we reported earlier this year. The concept, implemented in cities around the world in recent years, will install working pianos throughout the city and invite one and all to come play. The project, conceived by artist Luke Jerram, is requesting Bostonians donate their old pianos for the project. The goal is 75, so get those keys to the street.
Street Pianos, the interactive public art project that places colorful, fully functional upright pianos in cities for public use, noted on their website this morning that Boston is a target city for a coming rollout.
Pianos are reportedly coming to Boston streets, parks and city squares in September 2013. A few other cities will see Play Me, I’m Yours pianos this year, including Monterey, Calif; Munich, Germany; and Cleveland, OH.
Don’t get it? Watch “Candy from Strangers” performed on London’s Street Pianos in 2009 by Boston ex-pat and former Jake Ivory’s dueling pianist Michael Ward-Bergeman.