Piety Street Music Box Gives Voice to NOLA Cottages

22 12 2011

Photo by Zack Smith

If New Orleans houses had voices, they’d probably use them to sing. After all, with their creaky floorboards, rattling windows and thin, shotgun-double walls, their very architecture underscores the centuries-old music-steeped environment where they stand. Or, in some cases, where they used to stand.

In a lot on Piety Street in the Bywater, a group of more than 20 artists have given an amplified voice to the recycled remnants of the 18th Century Creole cottage that previously occupied the space. And where the historic home once crumbled, a series of structures made out of its reclaimed rubble now make up the components of an installation that’s part art exhibit, part symphony — and all New Orleans. READ MORE




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