The Music Box Roving Village: City Park

Location: Approximately 1055 Harrison Ave. 

Dates: April 3-May 10th, 2015


Remind yourself of the Magic with this wonderful behind-the-scenes film of The Music Box Roving Village: City Park featuring Solange, Arto Lindsey, Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes and others. This documentary was created by outstanding local filmmaker Lindsey Phillips!


New Orleans Airlift Presents The Music Box Roving Village at City Park which hosted free public hours for audiences to interact; nighttime concerts led by a composer-in-residence; interactive education workshops; and artist talks. Over the course of six weeks we had almost 10,000 people visit. 4500 people came to Airlift's free public open hours to explore the kinetic, musical structures that make ever visitor an agent of creativity. Almost 1000 students from all across New Orleans schools and after school programs came for interactive, educational workshops. 4400 people attended our orchestral concerts which were conducted by William Parker, a NY jazz master, Quintron, a local inventor and phenomenal music leader, and Arto Lindsay, a legendary performer who has worked at the cross section of visual art and music for decades. Participations by musicians like Arto, Wilco, Solange Knowles, Thurston Moore, Preservation Hall Brass Band and the Lost Bayou Ramblers prove that the concept of musical architecture is artistically exciting platform for performers. The massive public response that attracted people from all walks of life was a testament to the need for interactive, multi-disciplinary, public art exhibits in New Orleans.


See below for further information on our performances at City Park:

Roving Village Orchestra Premiere- SOLD OUT
 April 3&4, 2015 at 7PM & 9PM
The opening weekend of The Music Box hosted the premiere of the Roving Village Orchestra, conducted by William Parker, a “monumental pillar of the free jazz community”. Featured musicians for this Roving Village Orchestra included swamp-pop legend Quintron, celebrated Haitian-American singer songwriter Leyla McCalla, Music Box veteran Rob Cambre, Marion Tortorich of up and coming local band Sweet Crude and Cooper Moore, another venerable jazz master from New York, Glenn Barbaro of Egg Yolk Jubilee, the powerful vocalist Tank of Tank and the Bangas, New Orleans Bounce DJ Rusty Lazer and high priestess of aliens and the Internet, Labanna Babalon.


WILCO Secret After Jazz Fest Show- SOLD OUT
April 24th, 2015 at 8:30PM.

For this performance The Music Box Roving Village: City Park welcomed headlining Jazz Fest musicians Wilco, along with local musical stars, inventor/swamp pop legend Quintron, Dashing songwriter Luke Winslow-King, king of the avant-garde music scene Rob Cambre, freak-folk musician Dustan Louque and rock goddess Sean Yseult of White Zombie.

April 29th, 2015 at 6:30-9PM
Rare Sounds: A Benefit for New Orleans Airlift
New Orleans Airlift hosted Rare Sounds: A Benefit at The Music Box Roving Village April 29th featuring New Orleans legendary band Preservation Hall Brass Band and grammy-nominated cajun rockers Lost Bayou Ramblers. Ticket sales from this performance supported Airlift’s educational and artistic programs that support our mission to collaborate to inspire wonder, connect communities and foster opportunities through the creation of experimental public art. Chefs across the city such as Sue Zemanick of Gautreau's Restaurant  provided food and cocktails for the evening.

Closing Orchestral Performance- SOLD OUT

May 8th&9th, 2015 at 7PM & 9PM
Arto Lindsay, a performer who has worked at the cross section between music and art for four decades conducted The Roving Village Orchestra’s final performance in City Park.  Lindsay was joined by Animal Collective's Josh "Deakin" Dibb,  jazz chanteuse Meschiya Lake, zydeco king Bruce Sunpie Barnes, Loose Marbles' tuba player Jon Gross, drummer for the Yellow Pocahontas Solomon Israel Mason, mad electronic musician Earl Scioneaux III, Northside Skull and Bones member "Bone Man Zohar" Israel,innovative multi-instrumentalist Aurora Nealand, and Sean Yseult of legendary metal band White Zombie. In addition there were special apperances by the 504 Boyz Horse Riding Club, Caramel Curves all female motorcycle club, and the Free Spirit Brass Band.

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