Tuesday, June 5, 2012

THE MUSIC HOUSE INSTALLATION IN NEW ORLEANS(click)
FUNKY, FUN, FANTASTIC AND CRAZY..IT'S DEFINITELY NEW ORLEANS!


New Orleans Music House /an Installation of art and music                                                  photo from Google image
Swoon's Plans for a Musical Architecture in New Orleans

The Music house is an installation made of recycled house parts from old Creole cottages.  It looks a bit like a shanty town, all collage together.  The excerpt below is from...
"Ms. Martin decided that the musical house needed a research-and-development phase, a temporary artwork in itself, which became “The Music Box.” In April she sent an e-mail to people she variously calls “tinkerers and makers,” “wonderful eccentric genius types” and “weirdos,” of whom there is no shortage in this city.
She asked each to design and build a shack, and within it an instrument for “The Music Box,” with the idea that lessons learned in that project could inform the eventual design of the house. She also required that the instrument “somehow engage the idea of housiness.”
Thus there is an organ with a sound that suggests the eerie music of water traveling through pipes, another instrument that evokes the murmur of voices on the other side of a wall, and another that echoes the sound of cars passing by with speakers blasting.
There were 23 artists involved in creating the shantytown, including tinkerers local and international, like the Swiss musician Simon 
Berz, who created an amped-up and reconfigured rocking chair."


This installation is a kind of trial run for a permanent structure that will be built and designed by the artist Swoon.(click for link)  Swoon calls it a Dithyrambalina..
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