Swing Song

College Green transformed into a playground with six swings which light up and play music in sync with the movement. Fly high for a crescendo, or go low for more ambient vibes.

The swings play a set of tracks which have been produced especially for Bristol Light Festival. One swing controls the bass line, another controls the melody and a third controls drums and percussion. Small movements produce simple tunes, but as users swing higher and higher the tracks progress into a crescendo.To start a new music track, all swings must be still for 5 seconds.

The playful installation also creates a dramatic light show which is synchronised with the music.

Click the pins on the map to discover more about the light installations that will be illuminating the city at Bristol Light Festival. Find out more about the location, the artist and access to plan your exploration of the city.