Dated: 01/04/2015

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A new take on a favorite childhood pastime is allowing even complete strangers to make beautiful music together in downtown Montreal.Each spring, 21 multicolored swings are placed in the city's entertainment district, Quartier des Spectacles. Each seat acts as a musical instrument. As people swing, prerecorded sounds from pianos and other instruments fill the air. The more neighboring swings work together, the more melodies and harmonies begin to form."It's a really, really cool experience to be able to make music with your entire body," says one young woman in this original short from OWN's "Super Soul Sunday."In Oprah's words, the swings create "a living piece of art."The installation is the brainchild of the award-winning French Canadian design group Daily Tous Les Jours. According to their site, it's "a giant collective instrument, a game where together we achieve better things than separately." The group worked with Université du Québec à Montréal animal-behavior professor Luc-Alain Giraldeau to explore the idea of cooperation."We tried to figure out, if we all went together at the same time, if we would change the music," one participant says. "And it did. It definitely felt like the tempo was moving with us.""Super Soul Sunday" airs Sundays on OWN.

If you google musical swings you can see a's pretty awesome.

Becky Shiffer

 Realty One Group


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