Magic Piano Puts a Smile on Travelers’ Faces (video)

Amtrak knows that traveling during the holidays can be stressful, so they got very creative and brought a trick piano into Union Station in Chicago. The magical grand piano seems to respond in real time to the people walking by. Watch and I guarantee it will bring a smile to your face and may even make you laugh out loud.  It’s creativity at it’s best.

While some readers may be skeptical and think it’s fake, the technology used supports its validity. According to mlive.com (Michigan News) “the man you don’t see is Andrew Blendermann, a human jukebox and veteran of Chicago’s piano bar scene. What is visible is a piano positioned in Union Station in Chicago adorned with holiday decorations and a sign on each side that reads: ‘Hello.’ Hidden in a nearby room was Blendermann in front of a keyboard wired to remotely control the public piano in real time.”

I love everything about this video, created by Rob Bliss. The wrong notes in Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca even made me chuckle, when people are running by in a hurry to catch their trains.

As a concert pianist, I wish I could play a duet with this piano. Who knows, maybe they’ll bring one to a San Francisco Bay Area station soon.

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125 comments

Panchali Yapa
Panchali Yapa1 years ago

Thank you

Graziana Barsocchi

Sweet video, thanks. There should be more pianos like this one around!

Bea W.
Bea Wilson2 years ago

This was just grand.

Cynthia B.
cynthia AWAY b.2 years ago

this was so uplifting and full of joy. We need more of this on care 2
TY

Kamia T.
Kamia T.2 years ago

This was a great video. It made me laugh over and over. And I loved all the creativity and happiness the piano brought out!

Amit A.
Amit A.2 years ago

nice :)

Alexandra Bruno
Alexandra Bruno2 years ago

so cute!

Teresa Fonseca
Teresa Fonseca2 years ago

really great loved this sharing! such wonderful idea!

Jane R.
Jane R.2 years ago

What a wonderful video! I loved it.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)