The main window at our showroom in Bath is hugely important for inviting people to come inside and in the case of our current installation, Joyful Sound by Julieann Worrall Hood, people are often coming in to compliment this inspiring piece of art.
The Piano Shop Bath commissioned Julieann to create an innovative window installation that re-uses parts from old pianos that would otherwise have been scrapped. The results were truly inspiring and has led to many new conversations between the public and the showroom, building relationships that might not have otherwise come about.
The success of this installation has inspired Julieann to create a second variation for the spring and here she gives us an insight to the inspiration behind it,
‘I am continuing to explore ways of evoking what music looks like and taken inspiration from composers and musicians who take a theme and then create variations on it, such as Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Glen Gould’s interpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. I have made this second iteration of Joyful Sound using twine and micro lights, with the white lines emanating and weaving in space out from the undulating piano keys as the sound travels and dances through the air. If music is what our emotions sound like perhaps this is how music, and the emotions embodied by it, look.’