Sound + Light Wrap Up

Sound + Light ran for 5 days in Charleston, SC. All 4 pieces and the film INSTALL all in an 80,000 square foot warehouse. We met tons of cool people ate some great food and even did yoga with 149 other people in the dark with CUBEMUSIC.  Here are some photos. Sound + Light was Brought to you by Enough Pie and Boomtown.

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Sun Boxes catching the last of the sun.

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The glow of CUBEMUSIC.

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CUBE one.

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Top.

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Kids at MB 89.

The Drone of MB 89

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INSTALL

Coloring book

Enough Pie made a coloring Book.

Sound + Light in Charleston,SC

CC + Cubes Standing

For five days (October 28 – November 1) Charleston’s warehouse district will host SOUND + LIGHT presented by Enough Pie and BoomTown at 1505 King Street Extension by Southern artist Craig Colorusso.

An immersive, experiential installation in a cavernous darkened landscape, the warehouse will be illuminated through shadows, light and meditative sounds to create a peaceful, haunting and unforgettable warehouse experience for attendees.

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Charleston’s warehouse district will host SOUND + LIGHT presented by Enough Pie and BoomTown at 1505 King Street Extension by Southern artist Craig Colorusso.

An immersive, experiential installation in a cavernous darkened landscape, the warehouse will be illuminated through shadows, light and meditative sounds to create a peaceful, haunting and unforgettable warehouse experience for attendees. Join us as we kick off a week of SOUND + LIGHT through IGNITING SOUND + LIGHT: PREVIEW EXPERIENCE.

SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, Oct 27 (6-10PM):  IGNITING SOUND + LIGHT: PREVIEW 
Tuesday, Oct 27 (8-10PM):  DANCE PARTY ONLY
Wednesday, Oct 28 – Nov 1 (12-6PM):  SOUND + LIGHT (Free and open to all)
Saturday, Oct 31 (10:30-11:30AM):  SPECTRA Yoga Event

ABOUT:
Warehouses are central structures in Charleston’s Upper Peninsula, and they are the inspiration for Enough Pie’s SOUND + LIGHT fall program showcasing a collection of pieces by Southern artist Craig Colorusso, winner of the 2014 ArtFields®. The installation includes five pieces:  C U B E M U S I C, MOON PHASES, SUN BOXES, MB 89 and a short film entitled INSTALL. Collectively these pieces span over a decade of work.

C U B E M U S I C is a sound and light piece that consists of 6 4’ aluminum cubes with geometric cutout shapes. Each cube has three light sources inside that glow and decay at different intervals so they cast shadows within space. Also from each CUBE a different four-note guitar chord swells in volume. The whole room resonates with low notes that pull the viewer in as the shadows begin crisply but fade into each other slowly over time. The sounds and shadows are C U B E M U S I C but the whole space becomes the piece. It creates an environment that a person can enter and exit at will.

MB 89 is an attempt for the artist to play a continuous piece of music that spans the greater part of his life. Set within 3 large glowing 10’ cylinders, the artist plays a composition with no discrete beginning and ending that may be played over and over. MB 89 is a composition played once, continuously; spaces between performances are to be treated as musical rests. Instead of many starts and finishes there is constant music. Thus MB 89 is a reference point in his ever-changing life.

MOON PHASES is a kinetic sculpture that plays music based on the fullness of the moon.  It’s a pre-recorded minimal guitar piece that drones in cycles, as constant and as hauntingly as the moon itself.  The piece will begin in silence with the New Moon and slowly get more dense, adding notes until at its fullest during the Full Moon.

INSTALL is a short film that enters the world of installation artist Craig Colorusso transforming shared environment through sculpture, light, and sound. A series of audio interviews with the artist accompany a wide breadth of footage that transverses the New England landscape to capture three installations: MB 89, C U B E M U S I C and Sun Boxes, never before experienced together in one environment until the Upper Peninsula of Charleston, SC.

SUN BOXES (OUTSIDE THE WAREHOUSE) is a solar powered sound installation comprised of 20 speakers each playing a different guitar note. Collectively these notes play a Bb 6 chord. The sounds of Sun Boxes have been described as both soothing and energizing. There are no batteries involved, so Sun Boxes are reliant on the sun. When the sun sets the music stops and doesn’t start until the sun rises. The piece changes as the length of the day changes. Since the amount of sunlight varies from day to day so does the composition of Sun Boxes. SUN BOXES are a sonic mobile set that will travel throughout Charleston prior to the warehouse opening to excite the community to the Upper Peninsula warehouse installation – literally bringing art to the people. This allows Enough Pie and partners to engage and invite viewers to see SOUND + LIGHT in one of the Upper Peninsula’s most well-known warehouses.

INSTALL on IMDB

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It’s official we are in the movie business.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2427894/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

MB 89 at UMKC

CC + MB 89

 

Thursday November 21, 2013  11:00 am – 7:00 pm

UMKC Gallery of Art
5015 Holmes Street
Fine Arts Building 203
Kansas City, MO 64110
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MB 89 at Godine Gallery

The latest installment of MB 89 at Godine Gallery
Saturday January 7th 2012
Sunday January 8th 2012
Monday January 9th 2012
7-11PM
As Part of the show

“After Darkness, I hope for Light”

Light evokes many fascinating thoughts, and holds endless interpretations. It is with light that we are able to see; light illuminates our world and allows life to exist. All of the artists in this exhibition are using light as the primary element in their pieces. They provide us with a new forum for discussion by allowing the audience to supply their own associations. With the diversity of light based work being created by artists like Heather Ackroyd, Dan Harvey, and Jim Campbell, we are presented with a seemingly infinite playing field of perception. There is a broad sense of how light can be used, and various subjects that light, as a medium, tackles.


MB 89 is an attempt for Colorusso to play a continuous piece of music that spans the greater part of his life. Unlike a composition with a discrete beginning and ending that may be played over and over, MB 89 is a composition played once, continuously; spaces between performances are to be treated as musical rests. Instead of many starts and finishes there is constant music. MB 89 is the reference point of Colorusso’s life

In his own words;

“I think it started when I was a kid. I had a mild interest in sports. I was amazed to find out that innings get added to a baseball game when there is a tie. But what was really amazing was that they keep adding them on until there’s a winner. The thought of a game lasting a few days was great. I thought it would be really cool if the game lasted a year. And what if the game lasted several years? I had a vision of all these baseball players running around in weathered uniforms and long white beards. Now that would be something; to continue a game for the rest of your life.”

MB 89 Photos from Danbury, CT





Some photos of the cylinders by Ryan Blessey.

MB 89 in Danbury, CT


Here is a link to an interview with Tobias Fischer at tokafi.

And here’s a review from local paper Hartford advocate.

The MB 89 show in Danbury went well. More soon.

MB 89




MB 89

I think it started when I was a kid. I had a mild interest in sports. I was amazed to find out that innings get added to a baseball game when there is a tie. But what was really amazing was that they keep adding them on until there’s a winner. The thought of a game lasting a few days was great. I thought it would be really cool if the game lasted a year. And what if the game lasted several years? I had a vision of all these baseball players running around in weathered uniforms and long white beards. Now that would be something; to continue a game for the rest of your life.

MB 89 is an attempt for me to play a continuous piece of music that spans the greater part of my life. Unlike a composition with a discrete beginning and ending that may be played over and over, MB 89 is a composition played once, continuously; spaces between performances are to be treated as musical rests. Instead of many starts and finishes there is constant music. Thus MB 89 is a reference point in my ever-changing life.

MB 89 is not to be merely conceived, written, and performed. Rather, I have just realized MB 89’s presence in my life and have decided to acknowledge it. It will be an ongoing endeavor for the rest of my life.

The first MB 89 performance was a series of live radio broadcasts on the UMASS radio station WMUA. Mike Burke DJ extraordinaire was a neighbor of mine when I first moved to Northampton. We quickly became friends due to our late night talks about music. So every Thursday in August 1997 MB 89 was broadcasted from Mike Burke’s radio show.

Since then, the presentation of MB 89 has evolved into a timeless environment for people to enter and exit at will. The concept for this installation is to create a space of subtle movement where people can be part of the environment and absorb MB 89 any way they like.

Three Cylinders of metal and fabric will stand in the room, from within the cylinder will be a Bass Clarinet generating a drone with electronics. Lights will accompany the drone. It will be a 4-hour performance.

The performance is presented in 4-hour increments and is designed for the audience to come and go as they please. It is best to find a space in the room and listen for a while leave and then come back.