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Issue #11: Reaching New Audiences
“The Piano Trail is a tool of the community. I really wanted to connect with people who feel unwelcome at a piano, or who feel anxious or nervous, or for whatever reason, have never interacted with a piano in their entire lives.” - Laurence Owen, Immersive Technology artist
Although the competition is a show of the highest level of piano artistry, it is also a bridge. Through the Leeds Piano Trail, people engage with the piano through new technologies, nature, live performances, and spoken words. medici.tv speaks with Laurence Owen, Immersive Technology artist, who developed Impromptunes, the scannable tutorials found along the Leeds Piano Trail on piano accessibility, and creating an invitation towards the instrument.