PLAY.orchestra

PLAY.orchestra is an interactive sound installation situated outside the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank of the Thames. 56 plastic cubes and 3 Hotspots are laid out on a full size orchestra stage, each cube containing a light and speaker.

It is a collaboration between Central St Martins, South Bank and the Philharmonia orchestra. Have a look here for details:PLAY.orchestra

I tried it while in London in September. It generated plenty of fun amongst the participants: somehow sitting down down on the cubes seemed to encourage communication.

The bluetooth interaction seemed not to be working- or maybe my phone was not picking it up. I have not had much luck with bluetooth in public installations e.g the Sydney Custom House installation recently.. has anyone had more success?

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