Swoon and curator Delaney Martin have teamed up to create the music box in New Orleans. It takes place on the property of an old creole cottage that was in ruins. Martin asked Swoon to come up with a concept for a house that plays music and during the time the concepts were being formed the old house collapsed. Thus the Music box was born as a little shanty town.
The old house.
Curator Delaney Martin and artist Taylor Shephard
Over the weekend we went to the first performance directed by Quintron. I was curious to see how the performance was going to turn out because the day before I toured the village and all the instruments weren't exactly in tune with each other and each instrument was in a different little house so I wasn't sure how they would hear each other. It was a beautiful night and Quintron did a great job bringing all the players together. I look forward to more concerts there and maybe recording some of these sounds.