recorded on a very hot day at the 2022 New Agora Festival, Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC.


recorded on a very cold night in 2021 at CultureLab LIC’s Second Stage.


is a collaboration:
Nicole Brancato & Douglas Paulson

.soundfullness begins with a piano found in pieces outside of a bar in Queens.

We dragged it to an empty lot and reassembled it, weaving objects into the strings and taping simple electronics to the soundboard: breathing new life into an instrument that had been meant for the trash. 

We celebrate the machinations of the piano by subverting its conventions: a ubiquitous musical instrument that’s seen alternately as precious or as furniture.

We play the piano - and play with the piano - to rediscover sound and the mechanics that make sound.

We invite the public to share in these experiments and play: to get under the hood and tinker; to stuff a bolt in the strings and tickle the ivories.

.soundfullness is a recipient of a 2022 New Work Grant by the Queens Council of the Arts.

find us:



8pm > 11pm
location undisclosed
capacity is limited
capacity is real.
RSVP required.

5pm > 6pm
outside @ Astor Place Plaza
Presented with the Make Music New York
and Village Alliance

September, October, November 2022
6pm > 8pm
outside @ Smiling Hogshead Ranch
Presented as part of the Queens Council on the Arts New Work Award

2pm > 7pm
outside @ Socrates Sculpture Park
Part of the New Agora Festival

December 2021 > September 2022
outside @ Culture Lab LIC
Durational installation with live performance sessions