Play Me I’m Yours
‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ was first commissioned by Fierce Earth of Birmingham, UK, in 2008. Over 3 weeks it was estimated that over 140,000 people across Birmingham played with or listened to music from the pianos.
Disrupting people’s negotiation of their city, the pianos are aimed to provoke people into engaging, activating and claiming ownership of their urban landscape. Like Facebook, the pianos, together with this website, provide an interconnected resource for the public to express themselves.
The pianos have also levered many hidden musicians from out of the woodwork. It has become apparent that there are hundreds of pianists out there who don’t have access to a piano to play. ‘Play Me I’m Yours’ provides access to musical instruments and provides musicians an opportunity to share their creativity by performing in public.