To whom may be concerned,
The pianos of Sonido 13 have long been unmaintained, and are currently in a state of (mild) disrepair and are not in-tune. In 2014, I spent 2 months in an investigation of the pianos and the collection is really only in need of minor repairs. To restore the collection to original tuning and performance condition, a small team of a piano technician, a specialist in microtonal tunings (I could volunteer myself), and someone acquainted with the restoration of historical / cultural artefacts. In my city of Vancouver, old pianos are abundant and I have worked on retuning pianos (including to microtonal tunings) which are twice the age of the Sonido 13 pianos; there is no reason that these pianos should not able to be played, for the works of Carrillo, and new works. There is a growing international interest in the possibilities for such a collection. It is a great shame that after the beginning of world recognition of the work of Carrillo, he died, leaving a majority of the pianos having never been performed in a concert setting.
So, I propose to you all that I can begin a crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds needed to bring the pianos back to working condition. I believe that $10,000 USD would be practical to raise, and also much much more than would actually be needed for this job. What remains could be used as a call for scores, for works that use some of all of the pianos in the collection, and a performance / celebration / inauguration of the Sonido 13 collection.
I ask for your support, in writing of the restoration and reinauguration of the Sonido 13 pianos as a prequel to a fund-raising campaign. I also ask for any advice or suggestions in this process, if differs from what I have proposed. In the case in which you disagree that the pianos should be restored and played in the future, please leave me with reasons why.
All the best,