Photo of the day: EBB TIDE CONCERTO, piano mystriously appears in East River under Brooklyn Bridge
Plants a kiss on the shore
Then rolls out to sea
And the sea is very still once more
Like the oncoming tide
With one burning thought
Will your arms open wide
And as we kiss through an embrace
I can tell, I can feel
You are love, you are real
I’m at peace in the web
Of your arms
In 1854, two brilliant idealists, Henry Mason and Emmons Hamlin, founded the Mason & Hamlin Company in Boston, Massachusetts, the birthplace of American piano design and manufacturing. Although their backgrounds and interests were very different, the two men shared a common goal: to make the world’s finest musical instruments.
Henry Mason was a member of one of America’s oldest families—they were actually descendents of pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower. The Masons were renowned for their involvement in the arts. Henry Mason was a pianist and his brother, William, was one of America’s foremost classical pianists and composers.
Their father was the famous composer and educator Lowell Mason, a visionary who was the first to bring music into the public schools of America. He was also known throughout the world as a composer and publisher of hymns, and is often called the “father of American church music.” Henry Mason shared his father’s lifelong dedication to music.
Emmons Hamlin was not a musician, but instead a brilliant mechanic and inventor. While working at the melodeon factory of George A. Price and Company of Buffalo, Hamlin invented a way to voice organ reeds, so that they could imitate the sound of a clarinet, violin or other musical instruments.
Hamlin developed his discovery to perfection, and in 1854, he and Henry Mason formed their company for the purpose of manufacturing a new musical instrument that they called the “organ harmonium.”
Doubt it. First week there was no sign of his name.
He should not have defaced it with his namer all over it.
June 12, 2014 at 3:35 pm
It’s his piano he can do what ever he wants to it what he should of did was did his art then placed it there !
June 12, 2014 at 11:38 pm
SHES WRONGGGGG GRAFFITI ARTIST HEKTAD PUT THE PIANO THERE AND FROM WHAT I WAS TOLD HE IS PLACING ANOTHER ONE ON THE EASTSIDE !
June 12, 2014 at 11:30 pm