play me i’m yours…
Posted in artists, music, sydney January 30th, 2009 by piablog

…is a gorgeous public piano project in Sydney right now until February 2. Created by British artist Luke Jerram, his idea is “to challenge pre-conceived notions of city living and enhance our sense of community by providing free access to pianos all over the city”. There are 30 pianos dotted around the city including one at Centennial Park, Circular Quay, QVB and The Opera House (click here to see all the locations).

I did not know about this until I left Sydney the other day. Of course I’m bummed about it as if I had have seen a piano I would have sat down immediately, I can rarely contain myself when I see a piano in a room or space, and I am usually not satisfied until I sit down to play at least one song. So, I don’t know where these pianos were hiding when I was there because French Boy and I were regularly at these locations! Anyway, perhaps one of you would play one for me this weekend? It would make a great Julia Cameron-style artist date don’t you think?

So dear Luke, can you please bring your piano project to Amsterdam this year? I could take lots of great photographs for you. And I would love you long time.


image from street pianos, sydney.

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13 Comments

  1. Judith says

    Wonderful post and incredible idea! Just lovely! I adore every photo you shoot :) Thank you for a dose of beauty and dash of inspiration with every visit to your site!
    Best wishes,
    Judith~

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  2. momo says

    what a wonderful idea! In Brisbane too! I would not sit down straight away but I will eventually.
    And I would love to see you play it. Love your tune.

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  3. LexyB says

    The photos are beautiful and whimsical and just lovely. But I don’t think everyone in the world should be allowed to play the piano. I mean, have you heard me attempt Chopsticks?

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  4. Danielle says

    free pianos all over the city?!?!? brilliant! i love this!

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  5. Liberty Post Editor says

    Public Art at it’s finest. It gets through to your soul like no other. Romantic too. (Would make a lovely movie)

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  6. gwen Buchanan says

    Pia, This is the best idea I’ve hear all week.. let everyone be exposed to Pianos!!! not just a glance at one but an actual chance to touch one play one and hear one… up close… maybe even peek inside one.. I love the insides of Pianos!!!!!!

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  7. Maia says

    I wish I could still play!!
    My great aunt Jacqueline was a piano prodigy who toured Europe with Yehudi Menhuin when she was just a child.
    My mother can still play quite well.
    I,however, let my playing lapse once I was in college and never went back. Sad, sad.

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  8. jo says

    oh my gosh, what a fantastic idea! this is the kind of thing, the kind of projects i utterly believe in :)

    January 31st, 2009 | #

  9. joetta says

    such a sweet and lovely idea…

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  10. Mary-Laure says

    What a FABULOUS idea!

    January 31st, 2009 | #

  11. Stacy says

    These photos make me miss playing the piano.

    February 3rd, 2009 | #

  12. lee says

    This is a beautiful artproject and makes me miss Sydney so much! Love the photos too.

    May 7th, 2009 | #

  13. Zore says

    G’Day,
    Yes my wonderful friend Michelle Kotevski was the mind and producer behind this beautiful project.

    We Love Sydney

    November 20th, 2009 | #


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