The Shantytown Orchestra in New Orleans

Described as ‘an interactive installation comprised of musical architecture’, the Music Box was was created by the organisation New Orleans Airlift:

The Music Box features purpose-built shacks and miniature houses, each containing an instrument or having instruments built into its structure’. The wooden shacks that make up this ‘shanty-town’ are constructed from salvaged materials reclaimed from a late-18th-century Creole cottage that collapsed on the site several years ago.

Published on 8 June 2012

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