Back in September,we had the great fortune of winning a bid for a public art installation at the Yates Street Parkade in Downtown Victoria with our Musical Railings Project. In the coming months, we will be installing sensors and speakers on each of the floors of the parkade stairwell, creating a 6-story-tall interactive musical instrument.
Through October and November, we designed and built the prototypes for the project, and recently had the opportunity to share them at TedxVictoria‘s Active Space at City Hall. Hundreds of people passed through and played with the railings, testing out the sensors and the various sound banks. As is always the case with real-world testing, we gained some valuable insight to help move the project forward.
PK Sound Victoria graciously loaned us a fantastic speaker system for the weekend (which sounded amazing!!!) Byte Computers helped us out with a computer to run the system (Thanks!) and CloZee sent us stem tracks from one of her (incredible!!) songs that people could remix with the Musical Railings.
Over the next months, we’ll be finishing and installing the project, and are thrilled to have some amazing support from Limbic Media, One Net Studios and Atomique Productions. We’re looking forward to seeing the stairwell full of playful people, tapping out tunes. Nothing would make us happier