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!
In Reach Out Sounds 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 another ‘sound pod’, when those participants touch each other, a signal is sent to a microcontroller triggering sounds. Reach Out Sounds is kind of an instrument, kind of a public installation, kind of a science experiment! This work is about connecting people together through collaborative musical play. We are the instruments, our skin is the conductor both literally and metaphorically. You can't play Reach Out Sounds alone, you must recruit a friend or a passer-by to be the connector and add rhythm to your melody.
Reach Out Sounds has been featured at: SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE - MELBOURNE MUSIC WEEK - COBURG CARNIVALÉ - BURRINJA ARTS CENTRE