There will be around 15 Pianos located in venues around the city for the 11 days of the Games. Pop-up pianos will tour other sites and at various locations along the route of the Queens Baton Relay for 4 days prior to the Games.
We are also inviting venues with high quality instruments to open their lids and give free access to the public in a new series of ' Lids Open Days '.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Our lives are so full of ' busyness ' these days. A decorated Streetpiano is an invitation to pause . . . in the midst of life and to play freely and listen to each other. It is a welcome permission ~ to have a wee breather and enjoy something we can easily lose touch with . . . music.
Many of the pianos we will be using were unused and would have been discarded well before they needed to be.
The Pianos will provide a legacy beyond the Games as they find new homes in friendly venues and community events for as long as they are playable. Beyond that they will be up-cycled as much as possible and continue to be a creative catalyst.
Lids Open Days are proving to be a very welcome event and one that will hopefully grow beyond Glasgow this year.
Steps to get it done:
Main Installation venues include: Govanhill Baths, Glasgow School of Art, the Gallery of Modern Art, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, the Burrell Collection, Riverside museum, Scotland Street School Museum, the Mitchell Library, GalGael, Art Village, An Clachan Cafe, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow Green and the Merchant City.
There will be a special one -off event with street pianos in George Square, in the city centre, on July 28th.
You can check out more videos on the Glasgow Piano City You tube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmX8cfqWoEe26gSj2aVCSw
About the space
East Dunbartonshire Council & Glasgow City Council