Rotherham Urban Pianos
Rotherham Urban Pianos Rotherham Town Centre
Reclaimed and customised Rotherham Urban Pianos have found a warm welcome in town, and are still being played by the public in their new homes.
The Pianos were officially launched on September 29, as part of the Busking Day of the Rotherham Open Arts Festival Fringe with a new melody created by composer Joshua Goodman. Their arrival was celebrated as local charity fundraiser Dominic Hurley and Nick Cragge carried 'inspiration' from the Kasabian piano in Riverside House 'inspiring' the pianos with the melody en route to All Saints Square.
Current sites for the pianos are:
- Kasabian Piano in the Gallery at Riverside, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE, artist Ben Kealey
- The OMG piano in the Old Market Gallery, Corporation Street, Rotherham, artist Vicky Hilton,
- The Swinton Lock Piano (display only) also in The Old Market Gallery,
- The Headway Piano, Imperial Buildings, artist Gemma Nemer
- Myplace Piano, Myplace, artist Jim Bond
- JADE piano, currently in storage
- Newman Piano, RAIN Building, Eastwood Lane, artist Morwenna Catt
- Phoenix Piano, the Pop Up Story Shop, Corporation St, artist Jennifer Booth
The Dalton Listerdale piano has now returned to the school, and features on their Facebook cover page.
Most of the pianos are still available to play; if your skills are rusty, or if you are thining of learning to play the piano, the first ten people to call can book a free taster session with Get Sorted Academy of Music
For more information call Lizzy Alageswaran of the Gallery Town Project on 01709 823636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information will also be posted on the Arts in Rotherham Facebook page.
Download the sheet music of the melody created by Joshua Gooman.
The project was inspired by the piano "customised" by Ben Kealey of the band Kasabian, now in the new Gallery at Riverside. The project is funded by Arts Council England
Last update: 04/04/2013