21 Swings: An 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.

In order to allow for these collective moments to be shared around the world, a traveling version of the project with 10 Musical Swings is now available on tour. Contact us at hello@dailytlj.com for more information.

CREATED AND PRODUCED WITH SUPPORT FROM QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES DE MONTRÉAL

EXHIBITED YEARLY AT SPRINGTIME IN MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC

A Project by Daily tous les jours
Created by Mouna Andraos & Melissa Mongiat

Executive Producer: Antoine Clayette (2012), and Hugues Monfroy
 (2011)
Music: Radwan Ghazi Moumneh
Concept Team: Dominique Côté, Alexandre Landry, Yolène Leroux, and Luc-Alain Giraldeau

Design: Sébastien Dallaire, and Alexandre Landry
Technical Direction: Eva Schindling
Production Coordinator: Tara DeSimone
Production: Paul Bailly, Michael Baker, Mourad Bennacer, Thibeault Bensa, Olivier Coquet, Nicolas Duvieusart Dery, Élise Genvrin, Sophie Grignart, Luc Hernandez, David Lortie, Albane Guy, Ricardo Jean, Yolène Leroux, Etienne Lemieux Maillé, Benoît Piccolini, Peter Rockwell, and Alexandra Sawicki

Technological Partner: PixMob (formerly ESKI
)
Technical Direction: Vincent Leclerc

Project Manager: Josiane Mercier

Programming: Patrick Keroulas, and Vincent de Belleval

Production: Philippe Savard, and Marc-André Tessier
Video: Geoffrey Boulangé
Photography: Olivier Blouin
Created with: Max/MSP, Arduino IDE, and Razor AHRS Firmware

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