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A head and neck surgeon who builds—and plays—cigar box guitars

A high-risk OB who spends her nights and weekends on the international ballroom dancing circuit
A studio-full of UAB M.D.s (and med students) who create award-winning art

The IT staffer who paints with bullets instead of brushstrokes
A renowned neurobiologist who turns his work into works of art while he ponders the chemistry of creativity

How to Assemble an Earth Harp

For the past week, the avant-garde troupe MASS Ensemble has been in residence at UAB's Alys Stephens Center, offering free public mini-concerts to show off the group's intriguing Earth Harp, a complex creation that turns buildings into instruments through a series of brass "strings," tuning blocks, and resonators. MASS members tapped UAB engineering students to help them install the Earth Harp on Monday, in an hours-long sequence captured by UAB photographer Steve Wood in this time-lapse film.

 

 

Buy tickets to the MASS Ensemble Rock Opera show (Friday, Sept. 24 @ 8 p.m.)

Learn more about MASS Ensemble here and here

Read about the group in this article from the Birmingham News and hear more in this feature from WBHM

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