Tink It Out on the Toy
The Toy Piano Recital promotes the toy piano as a musical instrument and the idea that another world is possible. The recital will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on April 28 at the Capitol Theater, located at 206 E 5th Ave., downtown. Admission is free. Doors will open at 6 p.m. so children can play the pianos. The recital begins at 7 p.m.
Featured this year is new work for multiple toy pianos by Arun Chandra, several short performances by local musicians exploring a wide variety of musical styles and techniques, and a new short film by Emily Linders about toy pianos in Olympia. The toy pianos are tuned by Ryan Sowers, http://www.pianova.net
The Toy Piano Recital is a benefit for the Port Protesters' Legal Defense. On May 30, 2006, several Olympians were violently arrested for trying to stop Stryker Brigades from deploying to Iraq through the Port of Olympia. Several toy pianos will be auctioned off throughout the evening to support the Protesters.
Musicians of all ages and ability levels are welcome to participate. If you would like your performance to be included in the event program, or if you want to be assured a chance to perform, send a short description to mailto:email@example.com before April 15, 2007. Musicians may either bring their own toy pianos, or use the selection of toy pianos that will be provided for the event.
For more information and performance guidelines, visit http://www.toypiano.org/recital
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