After a successful career as a musician, Craig Colorusso (based in Rogers, Arkansas) has been exploring the intersection of sound, light and space through sculpture since 2000. His installations consist of wood, metal, fabric and electronics.

Sun Boxes is a solar-powered sound installation. It’s comprised of 20 speakers operating independently, each powered by the sun via solar panels. Inside each Sun Box is a PC board that has a recorded guitar note loaded and programmed to play continuously in a loop. These guitar notes collectively make a Bb chord (three notes). Because the loops are different in length, once the piece begins they continually overlap and the piece slowly evolves over time.

Participants are encouraged to walk amongst the speakers and surround themselves with the piece. Certain speakers will be closer and, therefore, louder so the piece will sound different to different people in different positions throughout the array. Allowing the audience to move around the piece creates a unique experience for everyone.

Sun Boxes will be installed on the front patio of the Anchorage Museum September 14-24.

Interested in more installations?

TERRA - on view in the atrium