THE DRUM ORGAN
Sitting at the gateway to the World’s largest music festival, this one-of-a kind, interactive musical installation combines art with sound and lighting technology to energize the new North End Plaza and Summerfest North Entry.
A cluster of futuristic organ-like pipes emit sound and light as visitors play on four keyboards that surround the sculpture. Each keyboard has five illuminating touch-sensitive note pads, which play alternating musical sounds from Jazz, Rock Band, Wind Chime and Percussion palettes.
Every couple of minutes the palettes will shift to a different keyboard, allowing visitors to play a wide range of tonal sounds. In the evening, their music comes alive in a shower of beautiful lighting colors and intricate harmonious movements.