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music for sharing at NYC

June 21, 2010

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60 pianos are installed in New York City today as part of an art installation “Play Me, I’m Yours” by British artist Luke Jerram. For the next 2 weeks, anyone wishing to stretch their fingers over the ivories can join in this program presented by Sing For Hope and play to their hearts’ content like those in countries like London, Sydney and Sao Paulo, all of whom had previously played host to this art installation. Quote Jerram,

“The idea for Play Me, I’m yours came from visting my local launderette. I saw the same people there each weekend and yet no one talked to one another. I suddenly realised that within a city, there must be hundreds of these invisible communities, regularly spending time with one another in silence. I hoped that by placing a piano into the space acts as a catalyst for conversation.

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Find out where you can find these pianos on a map here.

Sing For Hope has touched many lives by contributing volunteers to schools, hospitals, and communities with their umbrella of over 600 artists. To find out more of Sing For Hope’s “Play Me, I’m Yours” program or make a donation (a simple US$25 brings a dedicated bedside live performance to 5 bed-bound patients!), simply click on http://singforhope.org/streetpianos/

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