Joyful Sound is a hugely popular sculptural installation that has been the main talking point of our window display for some months now. Created by sculptor Julieann Worrall Hood, Joyful Sound has instigated many conversations about the new piece with members of the public who happen to pass the window display on their way into town. By exposing the the inner workings of piano keys, Julieann created a piece that made people re-evaluate the piano and their conceptions of what actually produces musical notes.
As we go into spring Joyful Sound takes on its next incarnation with Joyful Sound: In the Pink. Julieann has now transformed an already striking piece into a dazzling display of 1000 paper blossoms, hand stitched into the woven white threads emanating from 700 recycled piano keys.
The new work has taken its inspiration from Hanami, the cherry blossom festival that takes place every spring in Japan. This festival celebrates the transient beauty of blossoming flowers, specifically the cherry tree blossom, which has significant symbolism in Japanese culture signalling the onset of the new season and warmer temperatures. The distribution of the blossoms in Joyful Sound: In The Pink is also significant, rolling out steadily in waves across the shop windows just as trees do across the the country from March to May each year.
The wave of hot pink paper blossoms emanate like music from our newly painted Schiaparelli Pink piano. Elsa Schiaparelli was an iconic fashion designer that favoured this particular shade of pink, describing it herself as ‘bright, impossible, impudent, becoming, life-giving, like all the light and the birds and the fish in the world put together, a colour of China and Peru but not of the West — a shocking colour, pure and undiluted’. This has been vividly recreated on our painted piano and the synergy it has with the blossoms of Joyful Sound: In the Pink is spectacular. The juxtaposition of this pink piano with the pink blossoms of Joyful Sound: In The Pink perfectly highlights the importance of our Piano Design range in changing perceptions of what a piano can offer for a living space. If you have an idea for a piano design that you would like to have realised, get in touch with us today and we’ll happily show the numerous possibilities available.