---------L.A. On a Human Scale --------- Make Los Angeles into a Piano

submission by mrmatthewmatthew

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Tell us about your project

I'm going to create and exhibit a large scale interactive instrument made from voices and faces of folks from across LA. It will be a massive, playable, musical installation that celebrates human diversity as public participatory art.

At it's simplest, it's a piano that controls an audio visual Human Piano projected around the player. Each key triggers a video of a different person from a different walk of life singing the corresponding musical note. The result is an awe inspiring new media choir that lets an audience literally play a vibrant cross section of humanity.

I've created small versions of On a Human Scale for New York City and Guadalajara, Mexico. But what better place than Los Angeles to push this concept to the next level. LA is diverse in every beautiful sense of the word, and music is such an integral part to daily life and culture.

In LA and at GOOD the project will reach new heights and open a whole new community to the symphony of humanity that surrounds us.

How could a week in the GOOD office help bring your idea to life?

The GOOD office has countless resources that would be invaluable in helping bring LA On a Human Scale into glorious existence; here's a couple:

GOOD is filled with folks with the gumption to make magic on a world changing scale.
GOOD has crucial knowledge of L.A. and its people.
GOOD has the moral compass to push the project in the right direction.
GOOD has a sharp creative POV to bounce off of.
GOOD has good taste.
GOOD has expertise across a ton of creative and social disciplines.
GOOD has connections to venues that would be perfect for a publicly participatory art piece.
GOOD thinks cross culturally.
GOOD has world class communication and PR skills.
GOOD has fresh coffee, comfy chairs, good wifi,
and a wide eyed unavoidably infectious inclination to push the world forward.
GOOD and me got a lot in common.

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This is a beautiful project to see and listen to, along with imagining the many possibilities that could be produced from such creative work! Love it!

by LSCarey
over 1 year ago | Reply

BEE-ah-oo-tee-ful! this must happen!

by TheBroBros
over 1 year ago | Reply

love it.

by hello.matt.murphy
over 1 year ago | Reply

This is AWESOME!! Made me smile! ;o) ;o) ;o)

by ramonaeymard.cazenave
over 1 year ago | Reply

La la la la LA la LA la LA la la. lets make LA sing!

by mrmatthewmatthew
over 1 year ago | Reply

Do A Deer A Female Deer........Good Going Matthew Matthew!

by cheryl.carey.58
over 1 year ago | Reply

awesome to infinity!!!

by angiewong26
over 1 year ago | Reply

angie! you are infinitely awesome! gonna bring this thing to Shanghai one day, and your beautiful voice is gonna be front and center!

by megachurch
over 1 year ago | Reply

BUENISIMO!!!

by MatiasMenendez
over 1 year ago | Reply

GRACIAS Matias. Necesitamos a crear un piano del Argentina.

by megachurch
over 1 year ago | Reply

BUENISIMO!!!

by MatiasMenendez
over 1 year ago | Reply

BUENISIMO!!!

by MatiasMenendez
over 1 year ago | Reply

What a beautiful project to look at, listen to and feel!

by esimons
over 1 year ago | Reply

Thanks esimons, thrilled that you feel it! i dig Waiting on a Bus too! especially when i think of all the characters I've met in public transportation over the years. excited to see what you do!

by mrmatthewmatthew
over 1 year ago | Reply

thats a double-please

by jasontobias
over 1 year ago | Reply

double thank you Jason! would be so rad to come see your pretty face and hear your pretty singing voice out in LA!

by mrmatthewmatthew
over 1 year ago | Reply

Please make this happen!

by jasontobias
over 1 year ago | Reply

please make this happen!

by jasontobias
over 1 year ago | Reply

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