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Masary Studios

Sound Sculpture

On display Nov. 9–18

Sound Sculpture is an interactive sound and light instrument comprising 25 location-aware blocks. Visitors move the blocks—which are essentially musical nodes that represents notes in pitch, harmony, and time—to create musical compositions. The cubes report their coordinates to the controlling computer, which triggers each cube to light up and emit sound. It is like walking onto a sheet of printed music, picking up the notes and moving them around, thereby changing pitch, rhythm, melody and harmony. In this way, participants are creating physical and sonic structures collectively and simultaneously.


Artist Bio

Ryan Edwards of Masary Studios is an interdisciplinary artist, percussionist, and composer, exploring the intersections of music, dance, sculpture, architecture, and video projection. From a beginning in big band jazz to an extensive study in West African music and dance, he has been on the path to make people dance since he began as a musician. For 10 years he led annual adventure-travel missions to Guinea, West Africa. Currently producing interdisciplinary art and performance work, Edwards continues to explore music, installations, and design, as well as various site-specific works. He is a New Music America Grant recipient as well as a Creative City, Live Arts Boston, and Now + There Arts fellow. Edwards graduated with a degree in performance from Berklee College of Music and a minor in Africana Studies.

Artist Talk
Friday, Nov. 16, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.
Marshall Way Bridge, near Sound Sculpture

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