Piano Information:

"Rachel" — by designer: Lucid Graphic Design


Photography by: Benji Vuong

Photography by: Benji Vuong

LOCATION:

(Off the street)


On her way to her forever home.



DESIGNER:

Lucid Graphic Design

Melissa Sandstrom



MUSICIAN:

Rachel Portman



SPONSOR:

Rob &
Linda Maletis



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:

Reflection. It’s about looking within ourselves to see something we haven’t encountered before. That’s our approach with this beautiful structure of wood and ivory. We used mirrors to showcase what we don’t normally see. This opens the piece up to become larger than itself with the incorporation of the elements surrounding it, whether it’s the player, the audience, or the environment it’s situated in. Each person will have their own unique experience to share.

 

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

Lucid designs compelling logos, brand identity, packaging design, print collateral, product design and websites. We've applied our decades of experience to establish a small, efficient and effective studio that provides high calibre graphic, package, and product design at competitive prices. Amazing results are what drive us, and we love to journey side by side with our clients to bridge the gap between creativity and strategic business outcomes. 

 
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Namesake Musician: 
Rachel Portman

Rachel Portman's career in music began with writing music for drama in BBC and Channel 4 films such as Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Mike Leigh's Four Days In July and Jim Henson's Storyteller series.

 

Since then, Portman has written over 100 scores for film, television and theatre, including The Manchurian Candidate (Jonathan Demme), Oliver Twist (Roman Polanski), Hart’s War (Greg Hoblit), The Legend of Bagger Vance (Robert Redford), Beloved (Jonathan Demme), Benny and Joon (Jeremiah Chechik), Life is Sweet (Mike Leigh), Never Let Me Go (Mark Romanek), Grey Gardens (Michael Sucsy), The Duchess (Saul Dibb), One Day (Lone Scherfig), The Vow (Michael Sucsy), Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Wayne Wang), The Lake House (Alejandro Agresti), Infamous (Douglas McGrath), Mona Lisa Smile (Mike Newell), and The Human Stain (Robert Benton).

 

Portman is perhaps best known for her music soundtrack compositions in the movies Chocolat and The Cider House Rules.

 

Her other works include a children's opera, The Little Prince (which was later adapted for television) and Little House on the Prairie, a musical based upon the Laura Ingalls Wilder books Little House on the Prairie (2008). Portman was commissioned to write a piece of choral music for the BBC Proms series in August 2007.

SponsorS:

Rob & Linda Maletis of Maletis Beverage

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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