The Suitcase Orchestra by Robert Perry

Artist: Robert Perry  Duration: 20 hours  Projected Audience:500 + 

Structure: The Sculpture will be live for the duration of 1 year.

Robert Perry will create an interactive musical orchestra that can be controlled and conducted over the internet. The orchestra will be built into a suitcase and consist of various bespoke electro-mechanical instruments to suit the case’s dimensions. The instruments will be microprocessor controlled. The Suitcase Orchestra will be connected to the internet over a wifi network and be conducted by users who log into a purposely constructed website application. Through simple instructions a user will be able to interact with and conduct the Suitcase Orchestra by using their keypad observing the results via the Orchestra’s builtin webcam. The orchestra is mobile which will allow the Suitcase Orchestra to perform in any geographical location including unique places of natural beauty. During the life of the Covid 19 Pandemic the suitcase will be placed in Corranny Forest with the view to it being a mobile interactive piece in the future. It is hoped that this project will create a variety of interest amongst individuals and community groups across the internet including those with limited physical ability to engage in generic musical composition and performance.

Project In progress



About Sliabh Beagh

Sliabh Beagh Arts are an independent arts organisation based in the lakeland district. We are premammillary a community based group who educate, initiate and promote music, art, sculpture, dance and performance of all kinds.

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Telephone: (028) 6775 1989
Corranny Studio, Corranny,
Roslea, Co Fermanagh.
Northern Ireland BT92 7BS