House of Vans London Presents: Polyphonic Playground

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Polyphonic Playground
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Get your peepers on this interactive installation filling the gallery tunnel in The House of Vans. Created by Studio PSK, the timber framework takes inspiration from playground favourites such as swings, slides and climbing frames, recreating them on an adult scale and teaming them with sound engineering to create a giant playable, musical instrument. Performances are scheduled with musicians who'll be exploring the ways in which the installation can be manipulated as an instrument through experimentation and rehearsals in front of a live audience. See the House of Vans website for programme updates. 


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Yesterday, my friend and I popped to House of Vans to visit the famous skating place and to see the polyphonic playground created by StudioPSK. The exhibition is quite small but quite ingenuously built. The wooden structure used the archetypal elements of a traditional playground with swings and slides which is combined to a clever musical system - transforming this structure into a giant musical instrument. Parents and children were all fascinated by it and were having great fun climbing and making music.