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Piano Conversion

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Mar 2, 2005 Properties Comments are off

A taller upright piano was needed for the production of Morning Star. The only available piano did not fit the look. I was given permission to modify a piano that no longer stayed in tune. I took apart the top of the piano, added the needed height and added some decoration. I then repainted the piano so it all matched. In addition to the height, the piano needed to look like it was being played while a speaker inside produced the sound. All the hammers of the piano where already missing so I rigged up rubber-bands to all the keys to hold them up and still allow the actor to push them to look like it was being played.

Morning Star

Illinois State University
Normal, IL
Scenic Designer: Chris Wych

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