A “Musical Architecture” Installation Is Coming To The Coney Island Boardwalk

Caitlin Horsfield Caitlin Horsfield

A “Musical Architecture” Installation Is Coming To The Coney Island Boardwalk
Nonprofit art organization New Orleans Airlift is bringing their New Orleans-based public art project to the Coney Island Boardwalk.

This interactive, multi-level installation is on tour, and this week will be on display on Coney Island. The Music Box Village which consists of a dozen interactive “musical houses,” aims to showcase how houses can be “played” as musical instruments. The sounds of typical household items like fans, shutters, horns and bells are converted into music.

After a kickstarter campaign was launched this past June, Porch Life NYC is making it’s way to Coney Island for just two days through the collaboration of Airlift and The Creative Independent as well as the contributions of it’s supporters. People can stop by to try their hand at making musical sounds within the installation. The display will feature nine “new instrumental works of art,” which will be the most out of any of the musical houses within the initiative yet! Next stop on their route will be Washington D.C. before heading back to New Orleans where it will find a home as a permanent installation.

Make sure to check it out and take a look at how Porch Life works below:

Featured image: New Orleans Airlift