Sunday, March 30, 2014

This is just the COOLEST THING!

First, make sure you have the SOUND turned on! 

21 Balançoires (21 Swings) from Daily Tous Les Jours on Vimeo.
21 Swings
Exercise in musical cooperation
Every spring, an interactive installation takes over a high-traffic area in Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles and sets a collective ritual. The installation offers a fresh look at the idea of cooperation, the notion that we can achieve more together than separately.
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, but some sounds only emerge 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 centre.
A traveling version of the project is currently being made for these collective moments to spread around the world.
A Project by Daily tous les jours
Created by Mouna Andraos & Melissa Mongiat
Executive Producer Antoine Clayette (2012), Hugues Monfroy
Music Radwan Ghazi Moumneh
Concept Team Dominique Côté, Alexandre Landry, Yolène Leroux, Luc-Alain Giraldeau

Design Sébastien Dallaire, Alexandre Landry
Technical Direction Eva Schindling
Production Coordinator Tara DeSimone
Technological Partner ESKI

Technical Direction Vincent Leclerc

Project Manager Josiane Mercier

Programming Patrick Keroulas, Vincent de Belleval

Production Philippe Savard, Marc-André Tessier
Video Geoffrey Boulangé


Georgina said...

Looks like lots of fun. Just wondering what the weight limit is/swing!! LOL

tammy j said...

and especially at night!
makes me want to move to montreal!
I LOVE to swing.
and the music it makes...
almost like water only in chimes...
so pretty.
thanks for this treat! xo

Cynthia Myers said...

Oh Georgina! LOL!
I hadn't thought of that!

Cynthia Myers said...

I know! I want to swing too!

Cynthia Myers said...

I know! I want to swing too!

Vicki said...

Love it! I would spend hours there and never want to go home :D
Such a beautiful sound.
So clever.
I agree with Tam, how beautiful would it be at night? Magical.

Wonderful public space projects - designed to put a smile on everyone's face :)
Reminds me a little of this project - copy and paste this link...

Cynthia Myers said...

Thanks SO MUCH for that link!!!
I hope everyone clicks on it.
So fun!

An Urban Cottage said...

I love art or installations that involve the viewer. This is very clever...and very cool.

Cynthia Myers said...

I know! I wish they created things like that around here.
So cool.

carla said...

Hi!!! This is awesome!!!! I would love to see this!!!! Thank You

Cynthia Myers said...

Yes, it is awesome. I wish every town had something like this!
Thanks for commenting!