Pianorignal is an interactive music sculpture/installation consisting of a nine-foot concert grand piano (a 1939 Willis, built in Montreal) upholstered in moose hides head-to-tail, legs-and-all. A 55" wide, 22-point set of antlers will be placed in the position of the piano's music desk. A tree stump will serve as piano bench. The piano, hides, stump and antlers have been obtained through various channels over a long search period. My purpose in applying to this residency is to find time, space and assistance in putting all of these parts together to see/hear/play it. The piano stands alone in its anthropomorphical form as friends of the artists and members of the community gather around it to sing their hearts out to Lou Reed’s music.
© J. Brouillard, 2015