17 May 2012 - Short Message
#Music #performance in an interactive house installation by Swoon in #NewOrleans; next performances on 8 and 9 June 2012
The video (below) shows a performance in the musical architecture 'Dithyrambalina' by Brooklyn-based street artist Swoon in New Orleans. The musicians (with guests) make sound by touching the materials - mainly old wood from the New Orleans region. 'Dithyrambalina' is a project by New Orleans Airlift - a multi-disciplinary arts organization, which owns a late 18th Century Creole Cottage where the installation by Swoon is built in. Find out more about the story behind the musical architecture 'Dithyrambalina on dithyrambalina.com/history/ with video introduction by Swoon.
Now, performances at the interactive music installation are announced for 8 and 9 June 2012:
"...the Shantytown Orchestra will feature an unexpected and eclectic line-up including local musicians like Donald Miller (of the legendary 1980's noise band Borbetomagus), to Rosalie "Lady Tambourine" Washinton, a familiar New Orleans character who plays with gospel acts as well as the Neville Brothers.
They will be joined by out-of town performers including the transgendered harpist Baby Dee, (a collaborator of Will Oldman and Antony and the Johnsons), Magas, the electronic wizard of Chicago, and the Brooklyn-duo Javelin."
Video: The Music Box / Dithyrambalina Live Performance
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