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.