(Video link here.) Dithyrambalina is sonic playground, performance venue and laboratory for musical architecture project on its way to being funded via Kickstarter. New Orleans native Clayton Cubitt describes it as “A place made from reclaimed materials, architecture you can play, a local imagination factory and nexus for community connections.”
In this cool little video, we found two compelling quotes that describe some of what this incredible venue for improvisation is doing:
The most important thing for us is the idea that the old rundown-looking things still have value, and that the value that they have is in the stories that they carry. These stories can be brought to life through music, and give life to architecture. — Cofounder Jay Pennington.
It really did a lot for the community of artists that I work with in particular to really get outside their comfort zone to…work together to find a way to collaborate. I think that is a good microcosm for the artist community in the city in general. — Luke Winslow King (click to hear some really swell music while you read).
“Get outside your comfort zone and work together to find a way to collaborate.”
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This post brought to mind an idea I had after living in a house in Santa Fe. The house had several chimneys and other pipes emerging from the roof to vent fumes. In the Spring the winds wold kick up and the columns of these pipes and such would give off sounds that turned the house into some sort of pipe organ that the wind could play on. I wondered what it would take to tweek this into a full blown instrumentation of the house. Being inspired by this post I thought I would pass this along.