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Intermission: Sun Boxes Solar-Powered Sound Environment Intermission: Sun Boxes Solar-Powered Sound Environment

Intermission: Sun Boxes Solar-Powered Sound Environment

by Patrick James

May 5, 2010
Craig Colorusso's "Sun Boxes" (video preview after the jump) is an installation of 20 speakers powered by solar panels to create a naturally evolving sonic environement.


You can see the installation at an event with Important Records on Saturday, May 8, in Rhyolite, Nevada. Here's what Important has to say:

Sun Boxes are an environment to enter and exit. It’s comprised of twenty speakers operating independently each powered by solar panels. There is a different guitar sample in each box all playing together making the composition. The guitar samples are all of different lengths so the whole piece keeps evolving.

Participants are encouraged to walk amongst the speakers. It sounds different inside of the array. There is a different sense of space inside. Certain speakers will be closer and louder therefore the piece will sound different to different people in different positions throughout the array. Creating a unique experience for everyone.

There are no batteries involved. The Sun Boxes are reliant on the sun. When the sun sets the music stops. The piece changes as the length of the day changes. Making the participants aware of the cycle of the day.
Find more information about the event here.

Via Wooster.

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Intermission: Sun Boxes Solar-Powered Sound Environment