By Amanda DK
Have you noticed anything different about Los Angeles lately? Something unusual, out of place? An infestation, if you will, but one…that is musical in nature?
For the past couple weeks the city has become home for the latest installation of Play Me, I’m Yours, a sprawling, free public art installation, where 30 pianos painted by local artists will be placed in high-traffic public spaces around the city – and anyone can play them! The project was conceived by a London artist, then went to NYC, and is now in Los Angeles. You can view all the piano locations here – most of them can be found Downtown, but there are a few mid-city, a couple in Santa Monica, even ones in Torrance and Burbank. The piano I would especially like to point out to you is outside of the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
This Thursday April 26, Tadpole Audio is excited to join forces with Play Me, I’m Yours, LA Chamber Orchestra, Hollywood Arts Council, American Cinematheque, Buzz Bands LA and Karmeck Productions to present Love Letters To LA: Pianos Live – a one night only, pop up concert featuring local artists all covering songs that mean “LA” to them. Artists will include the piano outside of the Egyptian Theatre as part of their acoustic tribute to the City of Angels. The event begins at 8:45pm (rain or shine) and is free to the public. Additional details can be found on the Facebook event page, but participating artists include:
…and many more. Plus a super special surprise guest artist!
Hope to see you there.