Urban Piano (1-11.06)
Play Me, I’m Yours
Many of you might have noticed the host of pianos set in several public places across the capital. This was intially an intriguing exhibit by Luke Jerram whose artwork Play Me, I’m Yours has been touring international cities since 2008. The project started in Luxembourg for the first time in 2014 courtesy of the City of Luxembourg and LCTO. According to streetpianos.com ‘More than 1200 pianos have now been installed in 43 cities across the globe, from New York to Santiago and the project has already reached more than 4 million people worldwide.’
This year indeed 21 street pianos – one of them mobile – invaded public spaces across Luxembourg’s capital bringing joy to both inhabitants and visitors. The street pianos Luxembourg have been decorated by youth community groups and schools and are located in municipal parks, streets and squares for anyone to play and enjoy. The idea is to create a spontaneous event where both amateurs as well as professional musicians are welcome to improvise micro-concerts. After the event, the pianos are donated to not-for-profit community groups, schools or youth associations. – What a foxy idea!
Abbaye de Neumünster (Grund) / Campus Geesseknäppchen / Gare de Luxembourg / Limpertsberg – Avenue Victor Hugo / Parc Edmond Klein – Avenue Marie-Thérèse Parc Municipal – Avenue Monterey (pirate ship) / Parc Pescatore / Parc de Merl / Parc des Trois Glands / Mobile Piano / Place Léon XIII (Bonnevoie) / Place de l’Horloge (Gasperich) / Place des Martyrs / Plateau du Saint Esprit – Lift to the Grund / Rives de Clausen / Théâtre des Capucins (uptown)
Maybe you : )
‘So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing
Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me’