Experience “Chime” by Civic Harmony at the Market Street Prototyping Festival


Interactive Public Art fosters vibrant public space


October 6 – 9 2016


Chime by Civic Harmony on Display at the Market Street
Prototyping Festival http://marketstreetprototyping.org/, 200 Market Street,
San Francisco CA

• Visitors 2015: 590,000

• Festival

What is the Market Street Prototyping Festival?

The Market Street Prototyping Festival believes that
collaboration and rapid experimentation can help solve our biggest challenges. Ten
innovative projects from the 2015 Festival were incubated over the summer of
2016 for semi- permanent installation in San
Francisco for up to two years.

One of the incubation prototypes, Chime, is particularly
inviting. Chime, an interactive musical instrument, is designed to respond to
touch and provide feedback through sound by its residual swinging motion. A
simple push on one wooden lever sets into motion a series of sounds,
explorations of connectivity and smiles which has been described by music
lovers and enthusiasts as an appealing, multisensory combination of
easily accessible visual, auditory, and tactile elements

Chime is accessible and easy enough for people of any age,
fitness level or musical ability to operate and enjoy because tuned chimes are
activated by a simple push on the vertical levers relaying kinetic motion from
the player to the opposing side.

Chime breathes life into underutilized public space and is
an adaptable and excellent instrument for creating more engaged communities. It
offers a magnetic, mesmerizing discovery process and provides a unique and
engaging gathering space for neighbours and pedestrians to connect.

This piece of musical innovations was created by Oakland
artist Dan Gottwald and urban designer Scott Watkins. See more of the duo’s
work at www.civicharmony.org

How much?

Chime is a non-commercial, free experience!

If you still have any questions, please do not hesitate to
make contact by visiting www.civicharmony.org to fact check and get answers to most of your questions.

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