As of Monday, 21 Balançoires, created by Daily tous les jours, have been returned to their setting on the promenade des Artistes, at the Quartier des spectacles!
A highlight of the Quartier des spectacles, these see-saws have become one of the city’s icons, highly anticipated by Montrealers every spring. From the first time they were installed, in 2011, the collaborative musical artwork has become an unavoidable rendezvous for everyone who wants to play, have fun and be creative. Born of the idea of co-operation, the melodies created by the see-saw can only exist if participants take the time to listen to each other and coordinate their actions.
For Melissa Mongiat et Mouna Andraos, co-creaters of Daily tous les jours, 21 Balançoires represents the future of our cities. The installation shows how we can live together, reclaim public space and create gathering places.
Did you know?
> The swings reproduce the sounds of four instruments: piano, guitar, vibraphone and harp. Each one corresponds to a swing of a different colour, while the height reached by the user determines the note played.
> Every day, each swing moves some 8,500 times. Imagine how many people have played with21 Balançoires since its unveiling six springs ago!
SCHEDULE | April 11 to May 29, and August 8 to September 5
Sunday to Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Thursday to Saturday: from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Source and more info: Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles
Photo: Nathalie St-Pierre