Making Music With The Sun

Making Music With The Sun

Craig Colorusso's "Sun Box" installation uses nature to power an autonomous electronic composition.

Dan Gould
  • 4 may 2010

Looking like a pack of electronic animals popping up their heads, Craig Colorusso’s “Sun Box” installation uses solar power to  scatters an array of  twenty solar-powered speakers across natural landscapes. Each speaker plays a different guitar sample of varying lengths, making the collage of sounds an evolving, organic performance.

The Sun Box site explain more:

Participants are encouraged to walk amongst the speakers. It sounds different inside of the array. There is a different sense of space inside. Certain speakers will be closer and louder therefore the piece will sound different to different people in different positions throughout the array. Creating a unique experience for everyone.

There are no batteries involved. The Sun Boxes are reliant on the sun. When the sun sets the music stops. The piece changes as the length of the day changes. Making the participants aware of the cycle of the day.”

Watch a video preview of the performance below:

A performance is scheduled for May 8th, from 12 till sunset (more information here).


Craig Colorusso

[via Wooster Collective]


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