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June 28, 2012

Sun Boxes are Coming to Vermont State Parks!

Sound artist Craig Calorusso is bringing his latest musical performance project, Sun Boxes, into five state parks for five weekends this summer. It's comprised of twenty speakers spread over a large, open lawn operating independently, each powered by the sun via solar panels. Inside each Sun Box is a PC board that has a recorded musical programmed to play continuously in a loop. Because the loops are different in length, once the piece begins they continually overlap and the piece slowly evolves over time.

Participants are encouraged to walk amongst the speakers, and surround themselves with the piece. Certain speakers will be closer and, therefore, louder, so the piece will sound different to different people in different positions throughout the array. Allowing the audience to move around will create a unique experience for everyone. In addition, as people wander through the speakers, they alter the composition. Given the option, two people will take different paths through the array and hear the composition differently. Sun Boxes is not just one composition, but, many.

Come experience Sun Boxes during regular operating hours at these parks:

July 5-7 at Elmore State Park in Lake Elmore

July 13-15 at Grand Isle State Park in Grand Isle

July 20-22 at Knight Point State Park in North Hero

July 27-29 at Silver Lake State Park in Barnard

Aug 2-5 at Camp Plymouth State Park in Ludlow

To view a video of Sun Boxes: http://vimeo.com/38241897

To view all events in Vermont State Parks, visit: http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/events.htm

Source: Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Last Updated at: June 28, 2012 13:37:46
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