Reach Out Sounds

Reach Out Sounds requires connection to function. We must hold hands, fist bump, shake, high five, simply make any contact to fill the streets with sound!

Reach Out Sounds brings people together in the joy of creating music, even if you have never picked up an instrument in your life!

You become the musical instrument, creating an evolving musical work that is at once energetic, original and fleeting. One participant touches the top of a ‘sound pod’, a second participant touches a corresponding ‘sound pod’, when those participants touch each other (even through multiple people), a signal is sent to a micro controller triggering a series of sounds. The sounds triggered are complex and specifically designed by composer Cayn Borthwick. 

Touch is such an integral part of our lives, yet it's remarkable how little we know about it. Current research indicates that there are many benefits of interpersonal touch. Reach Out Sounds encourages connection through the collective exploration of music