Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Pianos on streets in UK
Pianos placed on streets, public places and train stations are offering Londoners a musical break from their daily routine. The artwork titled Play Me, I'm Yours aims to encourage people to "take ownership of their urban environment", the artist Luke Jerram said. Currently 30 pianos are in locations like St Paul's Cathedral, Millenium Bridge and Liverpool Street Station. The project will also see events hosted at various locations on these pianos. Each instrument has been painted to suit its location, for instance the piano near the Royal Exchange Buildings has money printed on it. The project, which runs until 14 July, has been produced by a non-profit organization Sing London and City of London Festival.