Piano Information:

"Diana" — by designer: Cassandra Frances Swan


Photography by: Benji Vuong

Photography by: Benji Vuong

LOCATION:

(Off the street)


On her way to her forever home.



DESIGNER:

Cassandra Frances Swan



MUSICIAN:

Diana Krall



SPONSOR:

Lynn Loacker



We rescue pianos and put them on the street for everybody to enjoy. We want to give pianists more opportunities to play for the public.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Utilizing a mixture of contemporary illustration and cubist principles, this piano celebrates the participatory, inclusive spirit of Piano.Push.Play. Elements of nature intermingle with geometry and representations of the five senses to celebrate the universal community that can be created through art and music—a connection that reminds us all how similar we truly are.

 

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

Cassandra Frances Swan has been drawing and painting her entire life. She is interested in art and design that cause conversations, affect positive change, and give people joy. She is a studio designer and habitual doodler at Wieden+Kennedy in Portland.

 

Namesake Musician: Diana Krall

"Diana Jean Krall, OC, OBC (born November 16, 1964) is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer, known for her contralto vocals. She has sold more than 6 million albums in the US and over 15 million worldwide. On December 11, 2009, Billboard magazine named her the second Jazz artist of the 2000–09 decade, establishing her as one of the best-selling artists of her time.

Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debuting at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums.To date, she has won five Grammy Awards and eight Juno Awards. She has also earned nine gold, three platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums."

 

– Wikipedia: Diana Krall

 

Video:
The Making of...

 

Sponsor:

Lynn Loacker

 

ABOUT PIANO! PUSH PLAY!

We rescue pianos, put them on the street for everyone to enjoy, and then give them to schools, community centers, artists, and others who will love them as much as we do.

 

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