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Play Me, I’m Yours

While walking near the State Capitol in Austin, TX a few days ago, we were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful melody coming from a piano. When we got closer, we discovered that it was one of the 14 pianos that have been placed around the city for anyone to play as part of the Art Alliance Austin’s  “Play Me, I’m Yours” art project (part of the Street Pianos project).

The international project got its start in 2008 and has now installed pianos in more than 400 cities around the world. These pianos, which have been beautifully decorated with art and inspiring quotes, invite passers by to take a short break from their day to play some music and bring a little joy into the lives of others around them. It definitely made us smile.

Connecting the World Through Music

Playing For Change was started back in 2005 with the goal to:

…inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether people come from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race.

In the past 6 years they have released multiple albums and toured the world several times over. You can support Playing for Change by pre-ordering their second studio album Songs Around the World, Part 2 which will be released on May 10, 2011 and check out the Playing for Change website for more information, videos and inspiration.