Imagine controlling a 27-foot wall of brightly-colored neon lights with a wave of the hand… or with a paintbrush, or a musical instrument!

Sound fun? It is… you can just watch, or join in to help make the wall come alive! Bring your favorite musical instrument, or learn how to turn a watercolor brush into a sonic instrument. You can paint using water, sound, light, and color pigment – all at once.

The interactive installation by Russ RuBert opens at the ideaXfactory, 351 N. Boonville Ave. on Friday, April 5 from 7-10 p.m.

ideaXfactory has invited a few guest musicians to play a variety of instruments throughout the evening, including electric guitar, accordion, and even bagpipes. You may be surprised by the hidden musical talents of some well-known Springfieldians!

Impromptu performances are also bound to happen as people interact with each other, and the wall of light responds to their actions and interactions.

Twenty-two bands of interactive colored lights make up the Harmonic Wall which was created on location at the ideaXfactory by artist Russ RuBert. Ten bands are controlled by harmonic pitch, seven by a wave of the hand, and five by the beat.

Art, public art, and performance art meet in combination with each contributing to this unique moment in time.

For more information, please visit http://ideaxfactory.com