(2011) A Street Piano Opus

Filmed in Philadelphia on December 23, 2011 by Scott Bickmore, http://www.sseward.com

Collaboration with Andy Augustus Depenbrock performing the moving piano piece titled “A Street Piano Opus”. The work describes the poverty stricken times of the North Kensington, Philadelphia neighborhood. A neighborhood where your normal working class citizen is driven to push shopping carts full of scrap metal and discarded pianos in an effort to get by and just in time for Christmas. In this performance we occupy the streets and celebrate what it looks like for two egocentric white males to act poor and crazy.

With the help of avant-garde activist, Gregory William Johnson, we were able to load the no-longer-mobile piano into a truck and continue the performance on and across more community roadways.