Street music

Colourful pianos for everyone's enjoyment.

One of my favourite Montreal initiatives is the Piano des villes, pianos des champs (Piano of the cities, piano of the fields). Organized by cultural groups in the Plateau and having completed its second season, colourful pianos are placed around the borough in the summer with the intention of making music accessible to everyone. People stop and play, and others stop and listen. Kids tinkle on the keys. Each piano has a noted sponsor who plays live shows. What better way to bring people together than with the beautiful sounds of a piano?

This week’s Frandoms are by Alyssa Free, copywriter at DentsuBos Montreal.