Allovers

Ryan Olson (the Minneapolis-based musician and founding member of the bands Poliça, Gayngs, and Marijuana Deathsquads) has teamed up with engineer/producer Seth Rosetter (LDX / ROE) to convert MASS MoCA’s lobby basement into musical instrument, reactive to stairway footfalls, ambient noise sampling, and acts of musical intervention (by means of a series of microphones and simple controls distributed through the basement space through which visitors will infuse the room with sound and musical algorithms).
 
Visitors provide musical motivation (both purposeful, and accidental), and Allovers provides backline beats, overdubs, harmonic tones and topline melodies.  Analogue knobs allow users to dial in an array of musical atmospheres, from ambient fuzz, to hard party mode.