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New Orleans Airlift


New Orleans Airlift is a 501c3 artist-led nonprofit, creating experimental public art works of great magnitude that celebrate collaboration across communities. Our headquarters, fabrication shop and world-renowned Music Box Village, are based in New Orleans, connecting our unparalleled heritage culture with artists and performers from around the world. 

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Video 8/12/2018: New Orleans Airlift

Porch Life, an interactive instrument and sonic ode to stoops, doorways, and swings, is the latest iteration of art collective New Orleans Airlift’s exploration of musical architecture known as the Music Box. Featuring 11 instruments created by more than 18 artists, engineers, and builders, Porch Life can be played by kids and the public as well as performed by world-class musicians.

 New Orleans Airlift