Street pianos are all about communication, reaching out to complete strangers. It makes people talk to each other, abandoning their smart phone silos for just a while.
A player enters public space of some sort – picture a railway station, center hall – doesn’t speak to anyone specifically, sits down at the piano, briefly observes the crowd around us and starts playing. The first song is our opening statement to a potential audience and more than once, it’s in fact a question to them… When these questions get answered, beautiful musical encounters can happen where some – like this one – go viral on social media.
Here’s a few questions we’ve practiced and observed from others over the years, they worked well on countless occasions.
Last for now, here’s a few opening lines we’ve observed over the years that weren’t our favorites: