About two weeks ago I had heard about “Play Me I’m Yours”, a traveling music installation featuring 30 vibrantly painted pianos scattered about town. The purpose is simple: just “play and enjoy”. The project was created in 2008 by artist Luke Jerram, and since then the installation has traveled to 22 cities around the world. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and other gracious donors have sponsored the installation’s visit to L.A. and the pianos (painted by local L.A. artists) will remain until May 3rd.
I discovered one of the pianos while running to catch a train at Union Station and was so thrilled, I felt like I stumbled upon a musical golden ticket.
It was a beautiful respite from the end of a hectic day.
For a map of the 30 pianos throughout the Southland click here.