From now on, every 88th day of each year will be crowned as Piano Day. In case just like me you didn't know, the beautiful instrument has exactly 88 keys and hence that's where the name comes from.
The initiative comes from the absolutely mind-blowing Berlin-basd Nils Frahm who marks this year's Piano Day with the release of his album for free download (via Erased Tapes). So, run and grab your free copy from his website!
"At the end of 2014 I had an immediate urge to release a solo piano album which I recorded some time ago, and I was looking for a specific occasion to do so. I wanted it to be a nice surprise for everyone, so I thought of a meaningful release date to begin with.
Seconds later it came to my mind: I was about to create my own holiday in order to come up with a reason for this release. Moreover, if I could be proud of something, then of being responsible for an annual celebration of the piano. And here comes the best bit, Piano Day will happen on the 88th day of the year, which most of the time is the 29th of March. Piano Day is intended to be the most joyful of all holidays."
The end goal of the artist is to organize a Piano Day festival in Berlin in 2017. Let's hope that happens!
Happy Piano Day!