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The musicbox house

July 5, 2011

Coolest project ever!

It’s art, architecture, a music box, creation of a neighborhood landmark, an experiment in audience engagement, it’s pretty, it’s witty, it’s…..

Swoon’s Musical Architecture!

This installation will be built from salvaged remains of a 100-year-old Creole cottage that used to be on the site.

Interesting in learning more or being a supporter?  Watch the vieo and click here to learn more at Kickstarter.

(Photo by New Orleans Airlift -

Kinetic sound artists from New Orleans and across the country are coming together this fall to build The Music Box, A Shantytown Sound Laboratory. This is our testing ground for singing walls, organ floorboards, and percussion triggered by the human heartbeat.

Your support will directly benefit these artists who need time and money to develop their ideas. Interactive, mechanical art can be finicky and we need to get it right before we build the house. Our sound laboratory will be a place for collaboration, imagination, and public exploration. It is an important next step in realizing Swoon’s vision of a musical architecture.

This campaign goal will help fund the prototyping of instruments for the house, but don’t stop the pledges coming.  We still have a house to build!

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