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Swings Bring Music to the Streets of Montreal

Every Spring, an interactive installation is placed in Montreal’s Quartier de Spectacles. This year, Canadian design group Daily Tous Les Jours brought music to the streets with 21 Balançoires (21 Swings). Designers Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat installed 21 Swings between a new music complex and science center, converting a narrow strip of land into an enormous interactive instrument. Pre-recorded sounds from a xylophone, piano, and other instruments were programmed into color-coded swings. When in use, the swings play various notes, however when swung in unison, more complex melodies and harmonies arise. An additional “secret mode” was programmed to only play when all 21 swings are in use.

Like Daily Tous Jours used swings to make music, we used music to make carpet! Learn more about our sound-inspired collection, The Music Project.

Musical Light Swings on the Streets of Montreal

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Photos: Colossal

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