Thursday, September 20, 2012

21 Balançoires

The concept of cooperation is sweet: together we achieve better things than separately.

21 Balançoires is a giant cooperative musical instrument in front of Université du Québec à Montréal’s Science Faculty. Comprised of 21 musical swings, it’s quickly clear that this is less about music and motion, and much more about working together to make something beautiful. Individually, the swings in motion trigger notes. Together, they compose a kind of symphony.

My favorite part was when the adorable skater boy noted, “I find it adds to the beauty of life because a single sound isn’t really nice…but together they make a beautiful melody.” Lovely! Especially when said in French!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely lovely - thanks for posting it.

Claire, London, UK