24 Apr 2022

Musical furniture in Dunedin

From Standing Room Only, 1:31 pm on 24 April 2022

They may look like a bunch of comfortable places to sit down and relax.  But the lounge suites and other furniture that are about to pop up in shop windows along Dunedin's main street are in fact interactive musical instruments in disguise.

Dunedinites are being invited to come and play on musical furniture throughout New Zealand Music Month.

Oscillations, squeaks, drones, and chirps - there's a wide range of sounds available to anyone visiting Monocle - Musical Furniture.

It's a new project commissioned by the Dunedin Dream Brokerage from a group called Spectacle.  Lynn Freeman talks with Jess Covell, the Project Director,  and Music Director Chris Miller.

Monocle starts on the 1st of May along Ōtepoti's George Street, between Frederick Street and Moray Place.