The Music Tree is 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 are the instructions 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.”
The Music Tree was commissioned by Malmo's new concert hall and congress center but has since moved to Technopolis Science Center in Belgium.
Concept and sound design by Hakan Lidbo
Sensors, programming and electronics by Max Bjorverud
Construction and re-modelling by Ebrahim Isaacs
Paint by Daniela Brahaneastu