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Sun Boxes // Craig Colorusso

October 21, 2010

Sound artist, Craig Colorusso, returns to Western Massachusetts with his latest piece, a solar powered sound installation; Sun Boxes.

Sun Boxes is a solar powered sound installation. It’s 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. In addition, the participants are encouraged to wander through the speakers, which will alter the composition as they move.

For the first three weekends of November, Turners Falls River Culture will present Craig Colorusso’s latest piece Sun Boxes at three locations:

Nov. 5-7      Lawn of the Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Ave.

Nov. 12-14   Peskeomskut Park, Ave. A + 7th St

Nov. 19-21   Lawn at the beginning of the bike path, 1st St

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