Creating the Commons: “We tried to figure out if we all went together it would change the music. And it did.”

And besides, this creative project gets adults back on swings! — “making music with our whole bodies.”

Swings Placed Near Bus Stop Make Music when People Swing in Harmony

December 6, 2012

A team of Montreal designers whose goal is to bring magic to everyday events, has placed an interactive installation of musical swings alongside a Montréal city street — next to a bus stop.

A fresh look at the idea of cooperation, the swings play a tune when pedestrians move in unison rather than independently.The result is a giant instrument made of 21 musical swings; each swing in motion triggers different notes, all the swings together compose a piece, the sounds of which emerge only from cooperation.

The project stimulates ownership of the public space, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds, and creating a place for playing and hanging out in the middle of the city center.

“A traveling version of the project is currently being made for these collective moments to spread around the world,” says the website.

Learn about the designers here:

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