Pianos popping up in the most unexpected places around Melbourne!
Their only request to passers-by? ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’.
Beautifully decorated by community artists from across Melbourne, Melbourne Recital Centre is delighted to host one special piano for music-loving visitors to play from 10 – 31 January 2014.
Located in the undercroft just outside the Centre’s Southbank Boulevard entrance, the piano is decorated by La Voce Della Luna, the long-running and much-loved Melbourne-based Italian Women’s Choir.
La Voce Della Luna (The Voice of the Moon) is an intergenerational Italian Women’s choir founded in Melbourne in 1996 by Kavisha Mazzella.They are a sassy group of women who sing the Italian popular and folk tradition from a vocal repetoire that traverses the length and breadth of Italy and goes from the 21st century back to the 1500’s.
Their performances, lyrical and rhythmic,raucous and sweet, earthy and heavenly bring together the harmonies from a group of Italian migrant women who have made Australia their home.
Directed by ARIA award winning musician Kavisha Mazzella they also are accompanied by multi instrumentalist Phil Carrol on Accordion . Phil is one of Melbourne’s most respected musicians in the World Music scene playing Turkish Ney and silver flute as well.
Touring internationally since 2008, this artwork by British artist Luke Jerram has reached millions of people worldwide with over 1,000 street pianos in 37 cities across the globe, from New York to Sao Paolo to London.
Pull up a piano stool and enjoy!
Piano donated by Malthouse Theatre. Hosted by Melbourne Recital Centre by arrangement with Arts Centre Melbourne.