Artnet - “The Music Box is a breathtaking feat of DIY engineering, a collaborative revelation that seamlessly weaves architecture, sculpture, musical composition, folk art and installation into a living, breathing, “sound-making member” of the neighborhood.”
NPR’s Ann Powers – “High concept and nontraditional as it may be, (The Music Box) has found a place in the long history of New Orleans music.”
The Music Box was Phase I in the Dithyrambalina project. This unique community artwork was built by 25 artists. Once open it was enjoyed, experienced and played by 15,000 visitors, held workshops for 500 students, and hosted 80 world-class musicians for orchestral performances that had audiences lining up around the block.
Our team of artists, musicians and inventors are building off the wonder, possibility and community support that this collaborative experiment inspired. We are dreaming, step by step with our community, of a new and permanent venue for musical architecture – Dithyrambalina.
This architectural wonder of sound, exploration and innovation will serve many functions: a unique concert venue supporting boundary-breaking performances by local and visiting artists, an amazing recording facility, a sonic playground, a creative campus whose learning laboratories and educational platform will be a beacon to the city’s youth, and a landmark addition to the skyline and reputation of New Orleans.