Play Me, I’m Yours: London 2010

“Play Me, I’m Yours” is an artwork by British artist Luke Jerram who has been touring the project globally since 2008.

In June 2010, the project was presented simultaneously in London and New York.  On this side of the Atlantic, 21 street pianos were placed throughout the ‘square mile’ and beyond, located in public gardens, streets and squares to celebrate the City of London Festival. Like a creative blank canvas, the pianos were there for any member of the public to play and engage with. See what happened in New York.

This website was made for the public to post and share films, photos and stories about the pianos. Whilst documenting each piano’s journey, the website connects the pianos and their communities across the city and acts as a legacy for the artwork. Following the installation, the pianos have since been donated to local schools and community groups.

Click on a location below to view the publics films, photos and stories.

21 Piano Nocturne

To celebrate the bicentenary of Polish composer Chopin, the City of London Festival opens on 21 June with the 21 Piano Nocturne by composer Richard Causton and artist Luke Jerram. The work draws on all 21 Nocturnes by Chopin and will be played by 21 pianists from the Guildhall School and the Centre for Young Musicians on the street pianos, brought together in the Guildhall Yard for this special night concert. After the concert they will be relocated, remaining on the streets of London for all to play throughout the three weeks of the Festival. With the kind support of the Polish Cultural Institute.