Sweet sounds a contrast to demolition
Loud wind couldn't disrupt the launch of the new Sound Garden in central Christchurch on Saturday.
More than 45 children, parents and grandparents made their own music despite the wind at the Gap Filler and Greening the Rubble project on the Gloucester and Colombo Sts corner. Random Acts of Music leader Nikki Berry led the public ensemble that played marimbas and sticks as well as constructed instruments such as a slap table, rain stick and a street-sign xylophone.
These larger instruments are permanent, with the public invited to make ''sweet sounds in contrast to the demolition/construction noise scape'' of central Christchurch, Gap Filler project manager Trent Hiles said.
Sound Garden was launched as part of the Festival of Transitional Architecture, www.festa.org.nz, which runs until late Monday.