First & First presents Playing the Building, a 17,000-square-foot, interactive, site-specific installation by renowned artist David Byrne. The artist will transform the interior of Aria, formerly the Jeune Lune building, located in the Historic Warehouse District in Minneapolis, MN into a massive sound sculpture that all visitors are invited to sit and “play.” Peter Remes, Founder of First & First explains, “Playing the Building is the first of many creative, cultural experiences we plan to bring to the Twin Cities.”
With successful runs in Stockholm, New York, and London, Playing the Building marks the first time Aria will host an art installation, which will be accessible to the general public. The project will consist of a retrofitted antique organ, placed in the center of the buildingʼs cavernous first floor gallery, that will control a series of devices attached to its structural features. Everything from metal beams, plumbing, electrical conduits, and heating and water pipes will vibrate, strike, and create unique harmonics and finely tuned sounds. The space will be open daily and everyone will be invited to sit at the organ, tap on the keys, and create a unique array of sounds that travel through the space.
November 5th - December 4th, 2012
Sunday -Wednesday 12pm – 7pm
Thursday – Friday 12pm -10pm
Saturday 10am – 10pm
Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children
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