To honor the French composer Claude Debussy's birthday, here is a clip of me playing his Clair de Lune, which means moonlight. I am actually playing it outside during the moonlight in the downtown streets of Salt Lake City, Utah in front of UMOCA in the summer of 2012. streetpianos.com placed 10 pianos all over the city. It was sponsored by UMOCA, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.
Streetpianos.com also titled, 'Play Me, I'm Yours' tours the entire world hosting cities or art establishments that hire them to come and place pianos all over the city streets. The concept was created by Luke Jerram, a British artist. Local artists then paint their art on the piano and people in the streets just walk up to the piano and sit down and play.
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Debussy is known as an impressionist composer, though he despised that term. The time he lived and composed was the era of impressionism hence the name. Even though he didn't like that description for his music, much of it does have that dream like washed over feel to it.
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