If You Haven’t Seen Chicago’s Cool New Magic Piano, Here’s Your Chance To Check It Out

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Travelers at Chicago’s Union Station were not only treated to a little piano music last week; some of them were creeped out by the piano that not only seemingly played itself, but responded to their actions as well.

As reported by Yahoo News: Rob Bliss Creative and Amtrak teamed up for the holiday surprise. When someone walked past the piano, musician Andrew Blendermann would begin playing it via remote control. The Chicago-based artist responded to the environment of the piano. The reactions of passersby were varied.

For example, when a little girl walks up and begins playing “Chopsticks,” Blendermann adds the accompaniment – or a second set of hands, as it were. Little girl and mom were pleased.

Commuters run to make a train, as the pianist plays “Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major” – a classic riff from the silent movie era, often used during chase scenes. Musicians (who might have been given a heads-up about the piano) walk by with their instruments and begin to play along with Blendermann.

The video has a few hilarious moments as well, including a businessman screaming at the piano because he is having a hard time talking on the phone as it plays along to illustrate his frustration.

Classic Stuff. Enjoy.

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