this past saturday jo and i witnessed one of the most unique sound performances i've ever heard. at least in the raleigh area.
gears that haven't been oiled in decades squealed and groaned; a symphony of friction, metal on metal, rippling through the cavernous space that is the abandoned art deco styled E.B. Bain Waterworks Plant.
artist-musicians spun wheels in the depths of empty water filtration tanks summoning the ghosts of 20th century industrial progression. or the soundtrack to lost.
it was part of the bain project. a collaborative installation by twelve artists specific to the site.
it's a beautiful building, ornamentally designed for a utilitarian purpose. even the decay... almost tinsel like.
they definitely don't build them like this anymore.
it's open again this saturday may 16th. you won't see, or hear, anything like this around here anytime soon. check it out before some planning committee gets a hold of it and turns into another strip mall or condos, albeit fashionable ones.