Inside-Out Piano II2014
The second prototype was finished in April 2014, built by Pierre Malbos with Athena Swan funding at Brunel University.
After several years of playing Inside-Out Piano I, the back-to-front piano which forced me – in a good way – to make my own music (no-one else wanted to write for a keyboard that made no sense!), I was able to commission Pierre Malbos to make the second prototype. And this was a different scale: an old French Erard from the turn of the century, a lovely but very old and dying instrument which we have breathed new life into!
He turned the strings 90 degrees, to make the most majestic and monolithic piano I’ve ever seen.
See this piano in the building here..