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“Porch Life” is an ambitiously-sized mobile musical house, designed to bring the magic of the Music Box across neighborhoods, cities, and countrywide.

Porch Life is about gathering places between the indoors and outdoors, twilight hours spent together between daytime and nighttime, and the evolutionary life of a house from genesis to ruin. Sitting on stoops, swinging on porch swings and other natural gestures will sonically bring this structure to life.

Follow us on Instagram @neworleans.airlift #porchlife #musicbox!

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– 11 different sound-making instrumental inventions – our largest collaborative Music Box piece to date.
– 16 feet wide by 22 feet tall by 21 feet long
– 18 (and counting) artists, designers, musicians, engineers and more.
– 6,000 lbs. to tow!

Instruments include: the Quintronics Weather Panel, a large analog synthesizer controlled via a set of sensors to detect and literally play changes in weather. Other sonic and visual contributions by artists Swoon Studio, Delaney Martin, Taylor Lee Taylor / Taylor Shepherd, Christian RepaalMeschiya Lake-Härm, Marshall Hawks, Alita EdgarLeah Hennessy and Detroit collaborator Lindsay “Viki” Karty include a porch swing metronome, harp banisters, chime and reverb balustrades, triggered steps, bim bap/marimba railings, and an electric curtain.

Bring Porch Life to your special event, school, or festival! Contact us at for booking details.

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Porch Life – travelling music box neighbors jam from New Orleans Airlift on Vimeo.

2018 Summer Tour

Friday/Saturday July 7-8: Eaux Claires Festival, WI

Saturday/Sunday July 14-15: DABLS African Bead Museum, Detroit MI

August 4: Coney Island, Brooklyn, NYC: In partnership with Kickstarter/Creative Independent

Sunday August 12: Kennedy Center, Washington DC

PL Silberman Coney Wide Wheel

photo: Lauren Silberman for New Orleans Airlift








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