Client: Malmo Live Concert & Congress Center

Project: Music tree

 

The Music Tree was a commissioned by Malmo's new concert hall and congress centre Malmö Live. It's an interactive tree made of hundreds of tubes and funnels. the tree listens to the visitors and plays back with it’s own musicality. If the players perform well, the tree rewards with additional rhythms. So on top of being a sculpture, it’s an acoustic instrument, an electronic interment and a game.

This is the instruction next to the tree:

“Hit, shout and listen into the tubes.
The Music tree listens and replies with it’s own rhythms.
If you play together with the tree long enough it will play even more rhythms.”

Concept and sound design by Hakan Lidbo

Built by Ebrahim Isaacs

Programming by Max Björverud

Paint by Daniela Brahaneastu

Malmö Live project leader Nina Warnolf