The Silent City: Part II (Installation 2017)

September 22-24, 2017 at The Museum of Human Achievement in Austin, TX

The Silent City II is an audience-propelled musical audio play in four acts, set in the ambiguous future. Immersed in a glowing, dynamic environment, attendees will play audio consoles following a simple projected graphic score. Shows will feature low-pressure/anxiety-free audience participation (observers-only are also very welcome), live musical performances composed by Lauren Gurgiolo, and a journey with Eury, a super computer in a state of existential crisis.

Expect hand-cast illuminated resin lights, futuristically retro hand-wired musical consoles, and a fascinating story unfolding as participants trigger their parts on cue.

Due to interactive nature of the piece, attendance is limited.

Friday Sept 22 8pm
Friday Sept 22 10pm
Saturday Sept 23 8pm
Saturday Sept 23 10pm

Family-Friendly Explanation/Workshop:
Sunday Sept 24 2pm-3:30pm
(Note: The Sunday show is a family-friendly kids’ workshop. Shorter show with open exploration and explanation of how things work. If you’d also like the full experience, please attend one of the Friday or Saturday shows!)

The brain-child of Lauren Gurgiolo (The Octopus Project, Okkervil River), Wendy Mitchell (The Stuffed Animal Rescue Foundation,, and Lindsay Greene (Paula Nelson, Ray Price), The Silent City II is the next iteration of an ongoing series of interactive / intermedia experiences that has included The Silent City I (MOHA, 2016, Austin, TX), The Quality or Condition (Studium, 2015, Austin, TX), The Quality or Condition, Ivy (The Belmont, Artbash 2015, Austin, TX), and Calculated Carelessness (2013, Austin, TX).