Thursday, June 30, 2011

Why Build a Musical House?

 Swoon's Dithyrambalina, Quarter-Scale Model of the Musical House--Click Image for More

Even before the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans had huge numbers of run down properties and abandoned lots. These symbols of city-wide dysfunction are also the tableau in front of which New Orleans’ rich musical and visual heritage parades and performs. This project is an attempt to redress the futility of this blight by finding within it vast resources of salvageable materials. By turning our salvaged construction into a music box that is free, public and playful, we are inviting the wider community to imagine and participate in a new landscape of potential and possibility.