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Subsurface: Site-Specific Sight and Sound

Subsurface is an evening of music, performance, and installation art presented in a gigantic limestone mine north of Pittsburgh, PA.  The limestone mine is 50 million square feet, the size of nearly 1000 football fields, and contains 600 miles of underground roadways that connect thousands of cavernous spaces.  

In Subsurface musicians, artists, designers, and performers from the CMU community will fill these spaces with sound, dance, light, and visual/performance artwork.  As the audience explores the vast installation and performance spaces they will experience immersive environments in which color, sound, and concept transform the industrial space into dramatic audiovisual environments.

A fleet of shuttles will transport the audience from CMU to the performance site and back again.  Tickets to Subsurface are currently sold out but join our mailing list for information about Subsurface 2018.

Subsurface: Site Specific Site and Sound is made possible thanks to generous support of the following organizations:

Carnegie Mellon School of Art
Carnegie Mellon School of Music
The Dean’s office at Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts
The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon
IDeATe at Carnegie Mellon

This project was supported in part by funding from the Carnegie Mellon University Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier