Piano Day 2020

March 27, 2020

Mercury KX celebrates the 2020 incarnation of Piano Day with a selection of online events which will go live today, March 28th


Ólafur Arnalds broadcasts a 24 hour stream from Iceland, based around a collaborative online piano installation in cooperation with Halldór Eldjárn.

“Stratus consists of two semi-generative, self-playing pianos connected to a website, where users can influence the piece of music being played, which has been specially written by Ólafur.
Through a live video and audio stream on the website, piano aficionados from all over the world can watch their collaboration come to life.  The notes available are predetermined by Ólafur, but it is up to the users how often and when they are played. The websites uses a demographic voting system to decide what is played next.”

Participate via www.stratuspianos.is


Mercury KX celebrates the 2020 incarnation of Piano Day with performances by a selection of Mercury KX artists; Luke Howard, Lambert and Sophie Hutchings perform lo-fi interpretations of songs that resonate with them.

Sophie covers Barry White’s ‘Love’s Theme’, Luke covers Julia Jacklin’s ‘Don’t Know How To Keep Loving You’, and Lambert covers The Beatles’ ‘And I Love Her’.