I love public art. I like the spirit of sharing, sense of community, and general expansiveness and simplicity of most public art. As a composer, I want to participate in that sort of open-air aesthetic.
A great opportunity to explore this came up in Lancaster, PA this Summer. Music For Everyone, a non-profit group that advocates for music in schools, had artists decorate business-sponsored pianos that were scattered throughout the city. Ryan Mast of Meteor Tower Films and David Moultan of Lancast approached me about writing a round for the pianos. I wrote the round, then we got 20 of our friends to play the round on the 20 different pianos. Back at the studio, the round was realized.
This project was really, really fun.