Swing Set Drum Kit at Square Roots Festival

Square Roots Festival Chicago

 

 

We’re thrilled to announce the Swing Set Drum Kit will be at Square Roots Festival in Lincoln Park, July 12 & 13. Stop by the corner of Lincoln & Sunnyside both Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and make some music. Bring the kids, bring your mother in law, everyone can ride the swing! 

Click here for a full schedule of events for Square Roots Festival.

Click here for videos of the Swing Set Drum Kit in Action!

Swing Set Drum Kit by Dave Ford is an interactive sonic sculpture encouraging people to build rhythmic sounds through their swinging. Three swings activate large colorful wheels that trigger multiple drumsticks, striking percussive instruments. From the snare drum to sleigh bells, the visual and auditory layers to the piece are endless.

 

 

Dave Ford Sculpture

You literally swing and play the drums, at the same time.

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About Dave Ford

An avid collector of handwritten grocery lists, Dave Ford graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BFA in 1993. Afterward, in typical American folklore fashion, Mr. Ford moved to the art dormitory of the eastern U.S., also known as Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There he continued making art, participated in group shows and began creating his “Truck Drawings.” The drawings, which document the truck’s movement with dozens of pencils, proved to be fruitful and were featured in the sixth edition of Dave Eggers', McSweeneys in 2000. This attention generated several commissioned drawings and with the artist’s subsequent move to El Paso, Texas, long distant drawings to Connecticut and San Francisco became logistically possible. The opportunity to do a live drawing from the El Paso-Juarez Border to Grand Rapids for the Artprize event has re-invigorated the truck idea. Dave Ford is currently living in Evanston, Illinois, where he is working on a Swing Set Drum Kit piece.
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