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Street Pianos

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Nathan King, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Nathan King

    Nathan King Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 19, 2013
    Omaha, NE
    A local art foundation placed 10 street pianos throughout the city of Omaha, including parks, landmarks, a pedestrian bridge, and shopping centers. Designed and decorated by local artists, the public has full access to play these peculiar instruments.

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  2. ivoire

    ivoire Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2011
    Naperville, IL
    mike
    Very cool photos and idea
     
  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    This is just waaaaaaaaay cool - thanks for sharing! :2thumbs:
     
  4. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    I'll bet they got the idea from Denver, which has had pianos on the 16th street mall for a few years now.
     
  5. Leo

    Leo New to Mu-43

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    Sep 2, 2012
    Calgary
    Love the one with the toy mouse!
     
  6. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Ha ha! Love the idea and the photos. But where are the pianists?
     
  7. Nathan King

    Nathan King Mu-43 Regular

    103
    Jun 19, 2013
    Omaha, NE
    I am actually a classically trained pianist and organist, which is why the exhibit interested me so deeply. I played a repertoire of Mozart, Bach, Chopin, Liszt, and Schumann on each of them. Many passersby stopped while playing, but there were very few other pianists there, and most were very casual players.

    Chopin - Waltz in E-Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 1
    A studio recording, not from the Street Pianos exhibit.

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    [I]I know, dreadful quality. A friend took it with his ancient point and shoot[/I]
     
  8. Nathan King

    Nathan King Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 19, 2013
    Omaha, NE
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  9. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
     
  10. chefridge

    chefridge New to Mu-43

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    Sep 3, 2013
    Very nice!
     
  11. ThomD

    ThomD Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2013
    SF Bay Area
    So, how was the tuning? :smile:
     
  12. Nathan King

    Nathan King Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 19, 2013
    Omaha, NE
    You know, it wasn't great but honestly wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting considering they are roasting in the summer heat all day.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
     
  13. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Fun! Thanks for sharing.