Outside of the music box village in Louisiana.
Josh Brasted

Music Box Village

New Orleans, Louisiana

Music Box Village is a collection of small musical houses created by New Orleans artists. When visitors interact with the houses, the structures let out whistles, groans, hums, grunts, chirps, and other sounds. The results are part symphony, part cacophony. A recent addition comes from deaf artist Christine Sun Kim. She helped create Elevator Pitch, which was inspired by a game she played with her deaf friends as a child. Inside an elevator, they screamed at the top of their voices, loud enough to feel the vibrations. Inside Elevator Pitch, visitors are invited to press a button. When they do, they can feel the powerful vibrations created by deaf people’s voices. —Rebecca Mordechai

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