Musical Swings

Uptown Waterloo

Waterloo, ON

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Musical Swings By Daily tous les Jours The Musical Swings is a giant collective musical installation from which certain melodies emerge only through cooperation between players, thus stimulating a sense of community and ownership of space. The Swings are an interactive public installation designed to encourage collaborative behaviors between strangers. The Swings bring vibrancy by gathering people of all ages and backgrounds and leads people to become aware of each other. Artist Bio: Over the past ten years, the Montreal-based art and design studio, Daily tous les jour, have signed original artworks in more than 40 cities around the world. Daily’s work invites humans to play a critical role in the transformation of their environment, building more resilient cities. They created the world-acclaimed Musical Swings, a large-scale urban artwork that invites passersby to make music together, with their entire body. Recent projects include Musical Shadows in Dubai UAE, an interactive pavement that reacts to people’s shadows with singing voices; Hello Trees in Houston TX, an interactive promenade for humans to converse with trees, and the meditative experience I Heard There Was a Secret Chord currently touring the US and Europe. ---

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

Lumen Festival

This event is free.

Organized by

City of Waterloo

Lumen is an annual, free, all-ages festival that is open to the public and run by the City of Waterloo’s Arts and Culture team, Create Waterloo. The event features the work of artists as they explore the interplay of light, art, and technology in installations located throughout uptown Waterloo. Hosting 30+ visual, interactive, new media, and performance-based installations, the event is an exciting night in uptown not to be missed!