June 24–26, 2016 Parallel Studio filled the Square with light and sound.

Introducing our June Session Resident:
Parallel Studio

The first Houseguest resident, Parallel Studio, headed by Ethan Rose and Jesse Mejia,installed “Exchange,” a contemporary, interactive sound and light experience June 24-26, 2016 on Pioneer Courthouse Square

“Exchange” invites passersby to create their own sonic performance through movement. The interactive design of the outdoor sculpture allows for exploration of the space by encouraging individualized action and collaborations in formation. The work draws from a new technological future that is shaping the city, while recounting Portland’s history of intimate scale and small city connectedness. Above all, “Exchange” encourages interaction and inspiration between strangers using the universal language of musical experience.