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Playing the Building

Event Date/Time

Nov 5, 2012 to Dec 4, 2012

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).


Playing the Building

First & First presents this 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 into a massive sound sculpture that all visitors are invited to sit and play.

With successful runs in Stockholm, New York, and London, Playing the Building marks the first time Aria will host an art installation that 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 to electrical conduits 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.  

Cost $10, $5 for children; every Thursday is "Pay as You Wish Day."

105 North First St.
Minneapolis, MN
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