Sunset Piano partnered with the San Francisco Botanical Society and the SF Department of Recreation and Parks to bring you an event called Flower Piano. For twelve days, twelve pianos, nestled in the gorgeous 55 acres of San Francisco's jewel-like centerpiece, were played by pros and enthusiasts. We believe that Flower Piano may have been the world's first interactive music festival. This event was made possible in part by a generous donation from Black Rock Arts Foundation and by the SF Botanical Garden. Thank you to everyone who shared their music and their support of this magical thing..
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The Commonwealth Club of California hosted an evening event with Mauro and Dean on August 7th called Beyond the Thirteenth Tone. We discussed the history of our project, the success of Flower Piano and the repurposing of pianos into other kinds of instruments. We also played a composition written for liberated piano and prepared piano. Watch the a video of the event and the musical performance on our Happenings page.
Sunset Piano in UN Plaza
Sunset Piano holds court at UN Plaza every Friday from 11am to 2pm through September 25 for Pause Play Connect Fridays, sponsored by a grant from the city's Department of Workforce and Economic Development and hosted by SF Beautiful. Come by and say hello, and bring your music to play on our piano(s)!
Pianos in Parks
The Santa Clara Parks Department has asked us to once again bring Sunset Piano to their Pianos in Parks event in the summer. Details coming soon.
We're working on a couple of other really great things too. Keep an eye on our Happenings page for details. And sign up on our Facebook page for alerts and notifications.
Twelve Pianos: The Film
The feature length documentary of Sunset Piano, Twelve Pianos, is now in its last big push of editing. Other processes like color work, sound editing, titles and animation will still need to happen, but we're hoping that this film will see the light of day (or a screen in a darkened theater) later this year. Read On...