Visualize Music at Silent Rave Friday

seeing music?
seeing music?

Dancing in the dark is no novelty, but have you danced in silence?

This Friday night, The Laboratory at Harvard will transform the Northwest Science Building into one big dance floor for its first ever Silent LED Rave.

This isn’t your typical dining hall dance party—it’s an art and social experiment. The objective? To visualize music.

In collaboration with the American Repertory Theater, The Lab hopes to explore the intersections between art, science, and music through light photography and film.

Here’s how it works: download the four playlists from The Lab’s website, show up from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. with your iPod, and hit the floor. Called Top 40 A, Dance A, Top 40 B, and Dance B , each playlist will be represented by a unique LED color with which to render light drawings.

“It’s about coordinating people into a theatrical spectacle,” said A.R.T. Artistic Fellow Allegra Libonati, one of the creators of the event.

Join the spectacle—The Lab promises to show you what your music looks like.

Photo courtesy of Welleman/Wikimedia Commons.

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