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Jack Straw New Media Gallery

This Old Piano

You're too big, you're so old, you sound funny!

April 19 - June 4, 2010

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 - 5


This Old Piano is a transformation, where single pianos are deconstructed and designed into new instruments. Headed by pianist Tiffany Lin and wood worker Joel Kikuchi, This Old Piano has commissioned two instrument designers and two composers to collaborate and design, develop, compose for, and exhibit two new instruments. Each instrument is built from the constituent parts of a single free piano.

The current team of  designers are Colin Ernst and Hugo Solis. These new creatures will then have original musical works created for them by composers Jherek Bischoff and Tom Baker. The pieces will be premiered in a public performance by Lin at Jack Straw Productions on April 29th. Lin, Baker, Ernst, Solis and Kikuchi will speak and perform at Composer Spotlight on Wednesday, May 12th.

Jack Straw Productions gratefully acknowledges The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, City of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts and The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, PONCHO, ArtsFund, and individual contributors for their support of Jack Straw Artist Programs.

Additional support for This Old Piano comes from the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Allied Arts Foundation.

Jack Straw New Media Gallery Events

Thursday, April 22, 12-1:30pm
Tuesday, April 27, 7:30-9pm
This Old Piano: Open Rehearsals

Thursday, April 29, 7pm
This Old Piano Performance/Reception

Wednesday, May 12, 7:30pm
This Old Piano at Composer Spotlight

Recent exhibitions

Metaphors for Dead Pianos (January 29 - April 2, 2010) by Hugo Solis
So Long (October 16, 2009 - January 8, 2010) by Brent Watanabe
Felt (June 21 - August 21, 2009) by Gust Burns & Melanie Noel
Vriti (April 17 - May 29, 2009) by Joel S. Kollin


About the Jack Straw New Media Gallery

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery, located in Seattle's University District at Jack Straw Productions, opened in 1999 to support artists working with visual and installation art, with an emphasis on sound. Click here to learn more about the gallery, the residency program, and previous artists.





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