MAKE MUSIC NEW YORK – 175 keyboards make Guiness Book of Records!
2007 was the first year of Make Music New York, founded by Aaron Friedman, inspired by Paris’s “Fete de la Musique,”which Aaron experienced in 2006. Since then it has grown into a city wide movement, with many venues partaking.
Composer, pianist, writer, Jed Distler, presented his world-premiere of Broken Record at the Grand Piano, hauled out onto downtown Cornelia Street, in front of the Cornelia Street Cafe.
A favorite hang out of the artist, who curates a number of music performances at the Cafe’s showroom all year around, Distler is by far no stranger to the neighborhood. Surprisingly the small street held all of the 175 Yamaha-keyboards, carried from the nearby Lady of Pompeij church where rehearsals took place the previous evening and musician-friends, as notable as Philip Glass, came by to show their support.
Almost everyone involved had clearly one thing in common – they came for the fun to participate in this grand gesture for music!