Sunday, April 17, 2011

Play Me I'm Yours

Seen on the Pfluger ped & biking bridge over Lady Bird Lake in Austin. 

Public art, Austin style, courtesy of Art Alliance Austin.  30 or so pianos placed around the city for anyone to play and hear.  I found four along the walking path at Lady Bird Lake.  Ragtime, boogie woogie and Tchaikovsky a short walk apart.  

Go soon, the show ends April 30th.


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12 comments :

Ms. Moon said...

Why don't I live in Austin? This is the BEST idea ever.

yogurt said...

I saw (sat next to) the piano on the Lamar pedestrian bridge. I didn't know there were 29 other pianos placed around .. town? The creators of this concept have been blessed by the dry weather.

Cindy La Ferle said...

This is a fabulous idea! What a wonderful way to get people to share their musical talents -- and whimsy! Thanks for the smiles today!

Elizabeth said...

I love public art -- it's so vibrant and exciting --

R. Sherman said...

It's always a joy to hear someone sit down at a piano and play really well, especially when you're not expecting it. Cool project. It would be neat to camp out by one piano all day and just listen to the different players' selections.

Cheers.

Hodgesb said...

What a great idea for public art. If I could I would come for a visit and some entertainment and,,,, If I were King,,,,, I would have all of my cities do this.

deb colarossi said...

It's completely fabulous.

R. Sherman said...

Off topic: It looks like the fires in your fair state are west of you. I hope you're getting an east wind.

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

What a creative idea. I would have loved to have walked around and listened!

Me said...

This is SUCH an amazingly awesome thing to do! Love it!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

That is so great. I'm quite sure I'd love Austin. Maybe one day I'll make it there.

Love,

SB

Cynthia said...

Darn - my daughter and I wanted to go play, but we missed it!