Thursday, 21 October 2010

PREVIEW: Craig Colorusso - Sun Boxes


Here's another gig preview for all my US readers, for a really intriguing peformance that I have no hope of getting to: 

Sound artist, Craig Colorusso, returns to his hometown of Western Massachusetts to peform his latest piece, a solar powered sound installation; Sun Boxes.  For the first three weekends of November, Turners Falls River Culture will host Colorusso’s latest piece at three locations, allowing the participants to observe the piece's evolution as it moves through the town.

Nov. 5-7      Lawn of the Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Ave.
Nov. 12-14   Peskeomskut Park, Ave. A + 7th Sts
Nov. 19-21   Lawn at the beginning of the bike path, 1st St

Sun Boxes is a solar powered sound installation comprised of twenty speakers operating independently, each powered by the sun via solar panels. Inside each Sun Box is a PC board that has a recorded guitar note loaded and programmed to play continuously in a loop.  These guitar notes collectively make a Bb chord.  Because the loops are different in length, once the piece begins they continually overlap and the piece slowly evolves over time.

Participants are encouraged to walk amongst the speakers, and surround themselves with the piece.  Certain speakers will be closer and, therefore, louder so the piece will sound different to different people in different positions throughout the array.  Allowing the audience to move around the piece will create a unique experience for everyone. in addition, the participants are encouraged to wander through the speakers, which will alter the composition as they move.  Given the option two people will take different paths through the array and hear the composition differently.  Sun Boxes is not just one composition, but, many.

To become part of the drone email Craig HERE

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