Commissioned by and premiered at the STRP Biennale in Eindhoven, Netherlands, this piece distils a playful connection between motion and sound, both driven by the same tuning fork like vibrations in the rods.
The giant interactive forest covers 450 square meters and comprises more than 150 musical “trees” made of rods and lasers. The audience can freely explore the space, physically tapping, shaking, plucking, and vibrating the trees to trigger sounds and lasers.
Due to the natural springiness of the material, interacting with the trees causes them to swing and oscillate, creating vibrating patterns of light and sound. Each tree is tuned to a specific tone, creating harmonious sounds spatialized and played through a powerful surround sound setup. The installation is designed to bring out child-like feelings of curiosity and wonder in the audience as they learn how to interact and play within the space.