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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:12 pm    Post subject: "Play me, I'm yours" Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Anyone living in Bristol would have noticed that pianos have been placed around the city, for people to play - outdoors, in public places. One of them is placed right outside of our front door, and there are 15 more spread across the city.

I did a search to see why they are there and for how long they will be there and thought I'd share with you.

http://www.lukejerram.com/projects/play_me_im_yours

Long story short: This idea has been touring the world, and has ended in Bristol to celebrate the opening of a refurbished concert hall. Luke Jerram, the man behind the project, got the idea when he went to his local launderette and realised that nobody talks to each other in public. Pics and vids in the page linked to above.

I will try to do something and record it as well, but I am quite shy when it comes to actually playing a real instrument so I must overcome that first (or go early in the morning). Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

those poor pianos will be badly out of tune in a matter of hours...maybe in the Sahara desert... Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

That's what I thought! They are far from in perfect tune, but no honky-tonk either.

They just removed the one in front of our house so I guess they relocate them and tune them in the process.

However, I doubt the normal punter will notice or care too much, as the idea is to entice amateurs as pros to play and get into conversation, not give a perfect concert performace...

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

There was a piano in the Plaza mini-centre on Oxford Street. I wanted to go and have a play but I was too shy. Embarassed

Plus, I can't actually play piano, only fake it.

Great idea, though!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Won't the pianos get rained on?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

audiodef wrote:
Won't the pianos get rained on?


the wetter, the merrier

Shocked

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.

That image from the site. I don't know if that kid can play, but he already knows how to pose for the publicity pictures. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

He says son, can you play me a memory? I'm not really sure how it goes...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

seraph wrote:
audiodef wrote:
Won't the pianos get rained on?


the wetter, the merrier

Shocked


A Fugue for Precipitated Pianos.
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