Best Dutch Design 2016 at the Dutch Design Week
We invite you to sit back and relax. Enjoy making music in a one-of-a-kind sonic rocking chair, where physical movement diffuses and modifies sound emanating from specially developed sensor packs and loudspeaker technology.
Rocking Chairs is an interactive soundwork. Like an actual ensemble – for instance a string quartet – each chair has it’s own characteristic sound. Together they play a musical composition.
Swaying back and forth produces an interactive, personalized performance where the compositions you hear are directly shaped by your individual movements and ability to coordinate and work in unison with your fellow rockers.
Rocking Chairs are co-produced and designed by Christian Grässli (CH).
Yes, these are one-of-a-kind sonic Rocking Chairs.
The music that we composed for the chairs is to a large extent specific for the site and the number of chairs in the installation. They can introduce sounds that correspond with the environment in which the installation is placed. Moreover, the density of the music in each individual chair decreases as the number of chairs in a specific installation goes up.