Tag Archives: Swoon

The Music Box in the Bywater: A House in E Major

The dark, ramshackle house at 1027 Piety St. was a haunting presence on the block even before the flood. It was the oldest house on the street, dating back to the end of the 18th Century when it was surrounded by swamp and muddy sandbars built from the seasonal overflow of the Mississippi. Since 1999, [...]

Walt McClements Is in the Dark (Dark Dark)

Minneapolis-based chamber folk sextet Dark Dark Dark constructs intricate worlds with their songs. The haunting composition of instruments along with lead vocalist Nora Marie Invie’s towering voice forms an air of whimsy and magic. Within Dark Dark Dark’s songwriting, intense and emotive yarns are spun. In speaking with the group’s accordionist, pianist, trumpeter and chorister, [...]

YouTube du Jour: Swoon

The artist Swoon has installed a major piece, “Thalassa,” in the front hall of New Orleans Museum of Art. Here’s a video on the making and installation of the piece, which will be on display until September 25. Swoon is also involved in a local project titled, “Dithyrambalina,” which involves building a musical house in [...]