PMQ And Our Hong Kong Foundation Present Internationally Renowned “Play Me, I’m Yours” 16 Designer Pianos Spreading Music Throughout Hong Kong
Playing music has been a tradition in Hong Kong for many years. Regardless if you are young or old, music can further bond people together. As Hong Kong ranks as one of the top cities in the world when it comes to the rate of Piano exams taken annually, we believe that there is a large measure of musically proficient and loving players in the city. Taking the streets of Hong Kong as a performing stage, people can now share their love for music with those around them as pianos are arranged across the city. As part of an internationally touring artwork devised by British artist Luke Jerram, “Play Me, I’m Yours” is now officially in Hong Kong with the opening held at PMQ today. Starting from today until December 2015, the project brought 16 Hong Kong themed pianos for the public to enjoy, creating entertainment at many different corners of the city.
International Art Gathering – Bridging the Gap in Society through Music and Pianos
As part of an internationally touring artwork devised by British artist Luke Jerram, “Play Me, I’m Yours” toured around the streets of 47 major cities over the past 7 years ever since its establishment in 2008. Luke Jerram would like to bring “Play Me, I’m Yours” to every part of the world, so that people can socialize on a carefree platform and connect through the universal language – music! Seize this opportunity to meet new people, flaunt your talent, or simply listen to other’s performances!
World’s First City-wide Surprise Performances that Incorporate Hong Kong’s Characteristics
“Our Hong Kong, Our Talents – Play Me, I’m Yours” officially started on August 16, 2015 taking off on the street of Mong Kok. “Play Me, I’m Yours” takes you on a journey of artistic discovery, moving pianos onto your doorstep at locations that include landmark venues, wet markets, public areas, and many others. With special guests performing on selective dates, it will surely bring a surprise to locals and visitors alike. People can take a momentary breather amidst the bustling city to enjoy a relaxing tune on the streets. PMQ will serve as the headquarters for the pianos and a host of creative and electrifying performances by special guests are scheduled, so do not miss out on these exciting events!
Local Talent of Visual and Auditory Sensations
As an international city, Hong Kong is a place of accomplished professionals. “Play Me, I’m Yours” marries the theme of “Our Hong Kong, Our Talents” to give the project a uniquely Hong Kong fashion. The stars of the project – 16 pianos were designed by local artists featuring the many distinctive elements of Hong Kong. Famed local artist Lam Tung Pang fuses the Western aspect of the piano with traditional Chinese opera, showcasing Hong Kong’s cosmopolitan characteristics. Other designs feature traditional food stalls, street bills, the concrete jungle, and many others each expressing a story of Hong Kong.
Not only can the public marvel at the gorgeous designs, “Our Hong Kong, Our Talents – Play Me, I’m Yours” invited talented pianists from various backgrounds to perform during the opening. An exceptional spectacle by pianists from the classical, jazz and pop music industries was like no other. Performers include: renowned music producer Chris Babida, veteran jazz pianist Ted Lo, Classical pianists Colleen Lee and Warren Lee, visually challenged pianists Lee Shing and Lee Hin, as well as prominent members in society such as Winnie Tam (Senior Counsel and Vice-Chairman of Lin Yao Ji Music Foundation of China) and Bonny Wong (Director of Chief Executive Officer’s Office, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority).
“Our Hong Kong, Our Talents – Play Me, I’m Yours” hopes to bring about a little music, a little art, a little elegance, and a little interaction to the people of Hong Kong. Feel free to share your comments and photos as well as hashtag #playmeimyours!
Visit “Our Hong Kong, Our Talents – Play Me, I’m Yours” official website: http://www.streetpianos.com.hk