Play Me I'm Yours
Play Me, I’m Yours, a public art project by Luke Jerram and presented by Sing For Hope, brought 60 pianos to the streets of New York City from June 21 to July 5 2010. Christopher Marianetti and Jeremy Thal of Found Sound Nation spent two days traveling around NYC documenting people and performers within 10 different communities in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.
Dates: June 21 - July 5, 2010
Location: New York City, NY
Studio Team: Christopher Marianetti, Jeremy Thal
Partners: Sing For Hope
About Street Studios |
Street Studios take the basic elements of the music studio to a public place and make the process accessible to anyone in the surrounding area -- revealing a sort of sonic collective unconscious of a community. With a simple setup, musicians and producers begin a process of creating and recording music, while at the same time encouraging passersby to join in. Traffic, chatter, birds, stories, spontaneous songs are all incorporated into music composed on the spot. Often people will begin a musical idea only to have it finished by someone passing by an hour later. After the session, producers craft these recordings into cohesive pieces, attempting to capture the energy of the particular space. These finished songs and soundscapes are then shared with all who participated.