This summer the City Studios launched an amazing outdoor music project called “Keys to The Streets”! It’s a fun, interactive and engaging project that brings music to the people. The Georgia Straight chose to do a fabulous series on a few Vancouver musicians having fun with the pianos and I got to be one of them! Yay! It was a beautiful day and so wonderful to hear the sounds of the city and the people around me as I played and sang. It was heart warming actually and made me fall more and more in love with this place I call home.
Here’s a wee excerpt from the article:
Dawn Pemberton believes that music is something that should always be available to everyone.
The appearance of four pianos around Vancouver this summer go towards making that conviction a reality, she told the Straight while sitting at one of those instruments located on the edge of the Olympic Village.
“This takes the job or the idea of music as this big thing that only a few people can do and makes it more accessible and tangible,” she said. “Just waiting down here and enjoying the view, so many people came up and started playing. And I think that’s so cool. I think as people take more of a participatory role in making music, they will appreciate it more and go out and see it more.”
Pemberton is a piano player, vocalist, music teacher, and—as of last week—director of youth choir and voice ensemble at Vancouver’s Sarah McLachlan School of Music. She played a song called “For You”, which will appear on an album of original work she expects to see released in the spring or summer of 2014.
You can check out the rest of the article here.
I am so thrilled to have been a part of this fun project! Special thanks to Travis Lupick, Marcel Chaves, Laura Moore and The Georgia Straight!