A great installation launched yesterday in LA that plays (I had to!) into art, music, and public space. Created by artist Luke Jerram, the work titled “Play Me, I’m Yours“ has been touring internationally since 2008, and involves local artists and communities to design, decorate, and of course, play the pianos that are placed throughout the city. And I love this component — after the project, the pianos are donated to local schools/community groups.
Spearheaded by the LA Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles edition celebrates their music director Jeffrey Kahane’s 15th Anniversary. KCET gives more background on the project, and LAist has some nice photos and videos from the launch.
The Los Angeles region rendition of artist Luke Jerram “Play Me, I’m Yours” — first launched in Birmingham, England in 2008 — will place 30 upright pianos in strategic places around Los Angeles County for the public to play anytime for three weeks.