Bullet Piano At the top of 2023 we're using once-fired bullet casings from civilian, police, and military ranges to cast a grand piano. It's a riff on the swords-into-plowshares idea, and an answer to a question we seem to be asking a lot these days: 'how can we take artifacts of violence and turn them into instruments of creation?' We're working with a foundry in Pasadena CA, and will be performing on the instrument in wilderness and venues alike. We've also developing a documentary about the project! Will keep you posted on performance dates!
3D Printed Piano Out Of Recycled Ocean Plastic We are excited to announce a collaboration with PackTech who sources and processes ocean plastic at the end of 2023. We will be on the cutting edge of creating new and innovative uses and manufacturing techniques to create a grand piano 3D printed out of this harvested and recycled plastic. We are working with a team at UMaine and the largest 3d printer in existence that just happens to be on campus! Here are the latest designs:
If you'd like to be involved in the printing of the piano please reach out to: email@example.com. We need help with a few final details and would love to read you into the project!
Seeking Ethical Partnerships With Like-Minded Brands We are pursuing ethical partnerships with brands that stand for the values of our project. This ongoing outreach and fundraising will be led by a small management team, focusing on exchanges, appearances, music licensing, and product sponsorship. We are looking for brands that foster an audience like ours: people who care about nature, healthy lifestyles, art, & live music.
Speaking Engagements We've got a few conferences on the books and are looking to add more! The idea is to spread the word about PITW and the long history of art adding cultural value to environmentalism. We're hoping to add cultural value to wilderness & inspire as many people as possible to help reshape the infrastructure, policies, politics, and practice surrounding natural spaces. Oh! And we can bring the piano with us.
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