Where form meets function

If you thought you couldn’t fall anymore in love with Swoon, here is another chance. The Music Box, her interactive musical shanty town collaboration opened in New Orleans October 22nd. A second performance will happen on the 19th of November. And a third will take place on December 10th. A press release from the show sums it up as such:

Visitors can interact with this musical shantytown’s singing walls, heartbeat-triggered percussion machine, organ staircase and weather sensitive oscillators. Three monthly live performances are bringing together stellar groups of local and international musicians to play orchestrated works on these “instruments.” Quintron, the musician and local legend, conducts this experimental shantytown orchestra.

The Music Box is an important and exciting prelude to the building of Dithyrambalina, an interactive sound sculpture in the form of a permanent three-story house. This project is being led by the influential street artist Swoon, who is known for her community-driven collaborative endeavors. Swoon has designed the house, but will rely on collaborating artists to bring the Dithyrambalina to life. via: Juxtapoz.

See other images as well as a video from the Dithyrambalina project, which is absolutely amazing, after the fold.

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