Andrew Performance In New Orleans

WHAT: Andrew performed as part of the orchestra at The Music Box – a musical architecture installation in New Orleans!

WHEN: December 10, 2011. Doors at 6:30pm.

WHERE: The Music Box – 1027 Piety Street. New Orleans, 70117

Andrew performed as part of the orchestra in the final performance of Swoon’s The Music Box – A Shantytown Sound Laboratory. The evening was conducted by local noise hero, Quintron, who also happens to be one of Andrew’s early influences and good friend.

“The question isn’t whether Andrew W.K. will party in New Orleans this weekend, the question is how hard. The rock star, who’s debut album included tracks like “It’s time to Party,” “Party Hard,” and “Party til You Puke,” will take a break from dispensing party tips on Twitter and join the artists and musicians of the New Orleans Airlift for the final performances at “The Music Box: A Shantytown Sound Laboratory” on Saturday night.” Click HERE to read the full article at NOLA DEFFENDER.


The Brooklyn-based artist Swoon is bringing a landmark permanent sculpture to the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. This structure is a “sound laboratory” and resembles a shantytown of interconnected, tool-shed-sized structures. Made from scavenged local materials, each shack houses an experimental instrument, from an organ staircase to a rocking-chair harp to a “voxmurum,” whose pre-programmed sound pedals jut out from wooden paneling and conjure the whispers of neighbors heard through the wall. This fall Swoon and friends will debut prototypes in a temporary installation called THE MUSIC BOX, A Shantytown Sound Laboratory.

Articles on The Music Box can be read in the The New York TimesHuffington Post and artnet Magazine.