Seed to Symphony

Nicola Conraths-Lange
November 13, 2014

We have embarked on an exciting new collaborative project called "Seed to Symphony." In many ways, the journey is a continuation of an art project that began a couple years ago. In the fall of 2012, we took an old piano outside and exposed it to the elements for nine months. As the piano became increasingly weathered, it inspired dances, compositions, poems, and discussions about art. In our new effort, we are reversing the process: the exterior of the piano has been restored and placed in the library, and we are now bringing nature into our art, creating a terrarium inside the piano. The plants that grow will be a "blueprint" for a new musical score that will be presented on April 18, 2015.