My mother (Joan) had a piano that I used to play all the time when I was a teenager.

After I moved away the piano did not get a lot of love and Joan decided to donate it to a local charity. Before she did, I visited (in 2008) and I made a simple multisample of every note, played Loud, Medium and Quiet. I also sampled with the Sustain Pedal on.

Later I built a Kontakt Instrument out of all the samples. It was horribly/beautifully out of tune so I tuned each note as best I could. The resulting instrument I called Joan-na and it become a great source of inspiration and an important colour on the album.