Playing the Building

playing the building aria

Here’s the short description: David Byrne hooked up the Juene Lune building to an organ and you can basically “play the building.” What makes this set-up really special is that, however, in addition to Byrne being the brains and executioner behind the concept and implementation, the instrument not only serves as a pretty cool installation to be viewed and heard, but the mechanism itself sounds extremely intriguing, depending on who plays it. And those players have been a variety of local musicians (you can check out the Play the Building “jam sessions” on the facebook page) and John and Jane Q. Public; tonight will be a great opportunity for you to stop in and get some of your own time to play the building. 12-7 p.m. $10. —TC

Aria at the Jeune Lune, 105 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-460-1051, ariampls.com