An Idea for Downtown Grand Rapids: Musical Swings [Video]
Imagine going downtown, and making music with strangers (or your friends), while swinging?
Grand Rapids already has an extremely cool downtown, so how could we improve something already great? Check out what Montreal is doing…
Each spring, 21 multicolored swings are placed in the city’s [Montreal's] entertainment district, Quartier des Spectacles. Each seat acts as a musical instrument. As people swing, prerecorded sounds from pianos and other instruments fill the air. The more neighboring swings work together, the more melodies and harmonies begin to form. Watch this video and experience a new type of “swing music.”