The inner workings of the typical piano hide behind yards of carefully lacquered furniture. As innovative concert pianist Sarah Nicolls collaborated with contemporary composers, she found herself exploring the sonic possibilities found inside the piano using various tools and body parts to produce otherworldly yet acoustic sounds.
She wondered what would happen if she climbed out of (into) the piano and turned the instrument inside out – literally. And so the Inside-Out Piano was born.
We were fascinated with Sarah and wanted to ask her about her music, her Inside-Out Piano, and her creative approach to her career.