Symphony 505 creates an orchestra of automobiles and re-visions their mechanic motion as dance. Working with a group of people within the lowrider community that have built and customized their cars, their lowriders will be further transformed, in their familiar landscape, into both musical instrument and dancer. Using wireless audio technology and suped-up sound systems, a conductor (or audience) will be able to “play” the cars as the drivers perform a series of movements and gestural sequences. Embedded within the architecture of Albuquerque, the vehicles’ ability to respond to and dominate their environment is the catalyst for this moving symphony.
- Christopher Marianetti is a composer and educator from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Chris co-founded and co-runs Found Sound Nation, a collective of artists who who use music to inspire and build community. nopiano.com/nopiano