Sound + Light Project
by Craig Colorusso
SOUND + LIGHT
by Craig Colorusso
Chaney Gallery: CUBEMUSIC
An installation incorporating sound, light, and sculpture. There are six 48"x48" cubes constructed of
aluminum. Each cube has a series of geometric shapes cut out of the sides. Within each cube emanates a different lighting pattern from three sources and different four-note chord swelling in volume. Together the chords create a thick and dense web of sound that constantly changes. The sounds of CUBEMUSIC engulf the listener. The lights glow and decay in varying patterns through a throbbing, pulsing environment for one to leave and enter at will. CUBEMUSIC will be displayed from June 3rd to August 30th.
On our Campus: SUN BOXES & PATH OF THE BUMBLEBEE
SUN BOXES is a solar-powered sound installation comprising twenty speakers that operate independently, each powered by the sun via solar panels. A different loop is set to continuously play a guitar note in each box. These notes collectively make a Bb 6 chord. Because the loops are in different lengths, once the piece begins, they continually overlap, and the piece slowly evolves over time. The sounds of SUN BOXES have been described as both soothing and energizing. SUN BOXES will be displayed during Craig Colorusso's one-week artist residency at Maryland Hall from June 4th to June 10th.
PATH OF THE BUMBLEBEE
PATH OF THE BUMBLEBEE is an interactive song and piece composed of 25 blocks stacked in various columns at different heights. The composition is triggered by sensors strategically placed on the blocks. The speakers and sensors are placed inside the blocks at different heights, engulfing the participants in sound and space. The blocks are arranged in a maze-like footprint representing the infinite possibilities of sound and movement while encouraging curiosity and a healthy wander through the array. The piece is meant to be experienced in real-time and will sound better with friends. The sounds of the piece come from the electric guitar and bass clarinet. It is a 9-channel piece that is constantly changing, never to be repeated. Designed to wander and get lost inside of, the name refers to the famous musical composition, 'Flight of the Bumblebee,' that some would regard as the pinnacle of virtuosity. PATH OF THE BUMBLEBEE is a more playful concept emphasizing the relationship between the piece and the participant instead of how well someone could play it. PATH OF THE BUMBLEBEE will be permanently displayed on the Maryland Hall campus beginning June 3rd.
SOUND + LIGHT PROJECT BY CRAIG COLORUSSO
During Arts Day at Maryland Hall, 12 PM, enjoy a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in celebration of the opening of the Sound + Light Project by Craig Colorusso. Also, throughout the day, enjoy performances, a yoga event at the SUN BOXES installation, food trucks, and a performance from the artist himself, Craig Colorusso!
Craig Colorusso is Maryland Hall's Artist in Residence from June 3rd- June 12th, 2023.
SCHEDULE A GUIDED TOUR during the weeklong residency via firstname.lastname@example.org
During Craig Colorusso's residency at Maryland Hall, participate in two free sunrise yoga sessions sponsored by True Moon Yoga in our front yard at the SUN BOXES installation.
Wednesday, June 7th at 7:30 AM
Saturday, June 10th at 7:30 AM
Instructors: Emily Vendemmia & Kate Flewelling
More about Craig Colorusso here: www.craigcolorusso.com