In March 2008, fifteen pianos were delivered to the streets of Birmingham. Located in skate parks, industrial estates, laundrettes, precincts, bus shelters and train stations, outside pubs and football grounds, the free street pianos were for any member of the public to enjoy and claim ownership of.
Who played them and how long they remained was up to each community. Only one was vandalised and the others were loved, played everyday, personalised and decorated.
This website was made for the public to post their comments about the pianos, describe their use. This website has helped document each piano’s journey whilst connecting the street pianos and their communities across the city.
Since this first installation the project has been shown in Sydney Australia and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Go to www.streetpianos.com to view these projects.
‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ in Birmingham was commissioned by Fierce Earth with support from Urban Fusion - Birmingham City Council. Luke Jerram is the man behind the idea.