What is Sunset Piano?
Sunset Piano is a collaboration of two multi-disciplinary artists who are promoting piano culture and other good things in an increasingly complex world. Mauro ffortissimo and Dean Mermell have brought pianos to the cliffs of the California coast, the streets of San Francisco, and the botanical gardens of Golden Gate park, for the summer's surprise hit event, Flower Piano. Sunset Piano hosts amazing local musicians and also invites the public to play their pianos under the open sky. Our supportive community of musical activists is growing daily. Stay up on what we're doing by visiting the Happenings page, or join our Facebook group.
Twelve Pianos, now in post production, is the official documentary film about the Sunset Piano project. Beginning in February of 2013, when Mauro brought an old grand piano to the cliffs near his house in Half Moon Bay, Sunset Piano has grown into an extremely powerful and inclusive cultural force. A window onto the increasingly marginalized artistic and musical bay area subculture, Twelve Pianos shows the lengths people will go to in order to preserve the good things of the past in the face of an uncertain future. Visit the film's website for more: Twelve Pianos