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21 Balançoires

Synopsis

21 Balançoires
An exercice of musical cooperation.

Created and produced with support from Quartier des spectacles de Montréal

21 Balançoires takes over a newly open space in front of Université du Québec à Montréal’s Science Faculty. Together with Luc-Alain Giraldeau, an animal behaviour professor from the faculty, we explored the topic of cooperation which states that together we achieve better things than separately.

The result is a giant collective 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 new 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.

We owe the musical interpretation of this playful experiment to composer Radwan Ghazi-Moumneh.

Recent News

  • Apr
    19

    21 Balançoires est de retour sur la promenade du Quartier des Spectacles. Allez vous balancer!

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