50-year-old Piano Cycling around West Kowloon District
West Kowloon Cultural District presents the “Cycling Piano” – a first-of-its-kind initiative in Hong Kong designed by renowned upcycling product designer Kevin Cheung, featuring a vintage piano on an upcycled tricycle that allows artists to perform as they travel across the waterfront promenade and the Art Park.
The “Cycling Piano” accommodates one cyclist and two seated performers. This piece of interactive work was created with an antique Morrison upright piano crafted by the local musical instrument store, Tsang Fook Piano Company, in the 1960s. The piano bench was transformed from a wood staircase recovered during the preservation of Bluehouse in Wan Chai.
The performance consists of piano jamming with another vocal or instrument. Current lineup is a group of talented young musicians, including jazz pianists Joshua Boaz Lam and Mason Chan, guitarist Fabien Wong and saxophone player Brian Yip.
The “Cycling Piano” will make its debut in August to October 2021 and will play on every weekend. All are welcome to enjoy the free performances and take great Instagrammable photos!
Date: August to October 2021 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Venue: Waterfront Promenade, West Kowloon Cultural District
Route: The “Cycling Piano” will travel around the Art Park every day for one hour in the early evening, with five designated stops for stand still performances.