Friday, July 15, 2016

San Jose hosts "The Swings"

Starting on August 4th, you will be able to enjoy "musical swings" in Plaza de Cesar Chavez. The swings are an award-winning interactive art project that combines both exercise and music. As you swing, you will trigger musical notes. When multiple people coordinate their swings, they can generate melodies.

Musical Swings will be in Plaza de Cesar Chavez for the next two months and are available from 10am to 10pm daily. There is no fee to use the swings.

This project was sponsored by the Knight Foundation, the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, the City of San Jose Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services, the San Jose Downtown Association, San Jose Jazz, The Tech Museum of Innovation, ZERO1, Team San Jose, Adobe, Applied Materials, and City View Plaza.

Source: SJ Economy News


  1. Neat! I got to see them in Montreal last year. It was pretty cool watching guys in business suits swinging on them while eating their lunches.

    I mentioned them to some friends here, and they said "If they had something like that in SJ, I'd give it a week before they were destroyed by some asshat."

    Curious to see how it goes.

    1. Montreal is a pretty big shit hole too so I'm surprised they lasted there.

  2. This is exciting!!! I wish the installation was permanent!