Alexander Schneider

“Why does the world need a Piano Day?” asks Berlin-based musician Nils Frahm. “For many reasons, but mostly because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers, and most importantly, the listener.” Set for March 29, the world’s first Piano Day will feature a “piano-related” surprise from Frahm, while others are encouraged to “create your own piano events with friends or simply share your videos, poems, photos—anything that is piano-inspired.”

Furthermore, to mark the announcement, Frahm has shared a chord-heavy piece titled “Wall”; tense and transcendent, “Wall” pairs its many piano layers with lightly brushed rhythms. Until Piano Day arrives later this month, “Wall” can be streamed below, while more information on the upcoming piano celebration can be found here.