The day after moving to a new place, Sophie wakes up at dawn in a strange house. She takes stock of her shattered universe – the chaos of cardboard boxes containing familiar sounds, key words and delicious sounds that, up to then, had composed the music of her life. Sophie is worried. Has the music been broken during the journey?
Fortunately everything has been wrapped in newspaper covered in words that rustle softly. And the piano is there, intact, pushing out sound waves into every nook and cranny of the new space to be conquered. A piano on hand when you’re angry, when you’re feeling hurt, and to express joy and take heart. With this companion of changing moods but of generous heart, Sophie freely recomposes the music of her life and goes on a fabulous stroll through her new rooms.
A STUDY GUIDE with musical excerpts on CD is available for teachers interested in preparing children to the performance.
Thanks to Westend Piano Ltd. for the piano’s loan, for representations of April 11 and 12 2012