Sound Collage: A LUNA Fête Celebration of Light & Music

Opening December 5, 2018, the New Orleans Jazz Museum and Arts Council of New Orleans present Sound Collage at the Jazz Museum: A LUNA Fête Celebration of Light and Music.

Sound Collage takes place nightly at the New Orleans Jazz Museum, December 5—7* from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and features illuminated installations, digital sculptures, art animated by technology and musical performances – intended to engage and inspire audiences of all ages. Through several evenings, Sound Collage and LUNA Fête transforms the Jazz Museum's historic architecture into a playground of light, art, and music.  

Sound Collage is free and open to the public, with food and drinks available to purchase on site.  

*Sound Collage formally concludes on Saturday, December 8 with the Jazz Museum’s inaugural Improvisations Gala fundraiser, 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Learn more.


Wednesday, December 5

Sound Collage kicks off on December 5 with a special opening of the Jazz Museum’s newest exhibit, From the Opera House to the Warehouse: 300 Years of New Orleans Music.

6:00pm—8:00pm From the Opera House to the Warehouse: 300 Years of New Orleans Music Exhibition (indoors, first floor gallery)

6:00pm—8:00pm Big Chief Wild and Queen Mary Kay Stevenson of the Original Wild Tchoupitoulas Indians (outdoors, Jazz Museum grounds)

6:30pm—8:00pm — Javier Olondo & AsheSon (outdoors stage)

7:00pm—8:00pm — Detroit Brooks Trio (indoors)

8:00pm—9:00pm — Mayumi Shara & New Orleans Jazz Letters (outdoors)

Thursday, December 6

5:45pm—6:30pm — New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts Choral Performance (indoors, first floor)

6:00pm—7:30pm — Grayhawk Perkins (outdoors)

7:30pm—9:00pm — Luther Gray and Bamboula 2000 (outdoors)

Friday, December 7

6:00pm—7:15pm — Treme-Lafitte Brass Band (outdoors)

7:00pm—9:00pm — Creole Christmas: Historical Characters and Composers Come to Life by OpéraCreole

7:30pm—9:00pm — Ashlin Parker (outdoors)

Saturday, December 8

Sound Collage formally concludes on Saturday, December 8 with the Jazz Museum’s inaugural Improvisations Gala fundraiser, 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Improvisations kicks off with an exclusive Patron Party at 7:00pm, featuring a special performance from CBS "Late Show" bandleader Jon Batiste, meals prepared by Ruth’s Chris Steak House, cocktails from Sazerac Company, and the opportunity to have a portrait taken by renowned music photographer Curtis Knapp.

The Improvisations Gala at 8:00pm, featuring gourmet local cuisine, a silent auction, live painting by Emilie Rhys, and musical performances from acclaimed local musicians Evan Christopher, Wendell Brunious, Stanton Moore Trio, The Soul Rebels, and more all set within the LUNA Fête Celebration of Light and Music.

All proceeds from the gala benefit the Jazz Museum’s musical and educational programming.

Light Installations

Bike Light Display by Bike Rite, New Orleans’ largest social bike ride group founded by New Orleans natives and St. Augustine High School and Xavier University graduates, Nick Reed and Blake Owens. Bike Rite offers both social and personalized bike tours throughout New Orleans with their motto of #getupnride. This display is ONLY Wednesday, December 5.

Social Improvisitions by Derek Brueckner is an interactive piece involving performers and audience members all improvising in an installation of live feed video projections, along with unusual projection screens, and props, including modified headlamps and flash lights, mirrors, rolled out paper, and translucent plastic sheets.

Entourer is an immersive artwork that employs elements of sculpture, drawing, installation, and projected light to transport the viewer into an imaginary space where water is transforming itself and the forest around it. By Jesse Thomas and Alison Norlen.

Radio Tower is a thirteen foot, interactive sound based radio tower made of aluminum, wood, and steel.

New Orleans Dancing: A Love Letter to New Orleans by Muffin Bernstein is a combination of still images of the New Orleans People Project photographer, Gus Bennett and a showcase of recorded videos of local New Orleans people dancing.