Gotham’s Public Piano Project

While Pixar’s One Man Band still holds the (somewhat dubious) distinction of being my favorite Imaginative Busking Example Ever, this New York story is a worthy entry:

On Monday morning, New York City added a new sound to its usual cacophony of honking cars and taxis, groaning buses, and screeching subways: 5,280 tinkling piano keys.

In a collaboration between artist Luke Jerram and charitable organization Sing for Hope, 60 newly refurbished pianos were installed in public spaces throughout the city’s five boroughs. “Play Me, I’m Yours,” the brightly colored instruments announce provocatively.

The pianos, located at various points throughout the city, will be donated to schools and community groups once the “project” is completed.

Any New York ICReaders who have seen these in action over the last couple of days?

(Photo by Librado Romero, courtesy of The New York Times)

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Joseph Susanka has been doing development work for institutions of Catholic higher education since his graduation from Thomas Aquinas College in 1999. Currently residing in Lander, Wyoming -- "where Stetsons meet Birkenstocks" -- he is a columnist for Crisis Magazine and the Patheos Catholic portal.

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