Created by Daily tous les jours, a Montreal-based interaction design studio, The Musical Swings is a new media art installation that offers a fresh look at the idea of cooperation, the notion that we can achieve more together than separately. 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.
Since premiering in 2014 at the Green Box Arts Festival in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, The Musical Swings has traveled throughout the U.S. to cities including San Jose, Detroit, Palm Beach and Manhattan. The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is excited to bring this internationally-known art installation to the heart of downtown Oklahoma City as a gift to our community in celebration of our 50th anniversary!
The Musical Swings will be FREE and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. beginning September 20, and lasting through Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Bicentennial Park on the east lawn of Civic Center Music Hall.