Sweet sounds a contrast to demolition

16:00, Oct 26 2013
Festival of Transitional Architecture, 2013
The Agropolis urban farm, on the former site of Poplar Lane.
Festival of Transitional Architecture, 2013
A couple enjoy the nomadic sauna in Manchester St.
Festival of Transitional Architecture, 2013
A couple get their togs on ahead of trying out the nomadic sauna.
Festival of Transitional Architecture, 2013
Szymon Gozdzikowski (yes really) left, and Soo Ryu watch a movie at Pitcure House in Cathedral Junction.
Festival of Transitional Architecture, 2013
Agropolis is a scalable productive farm tailored for growing food in the inner city.
Festival of Transitional Architecture, 2013
The Recycle a Dunger bike shed.
Festival of Transitional Architecture, 2013
The Sound Garden on the Gloucester and Colombo Sts corner.

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
Sound Garden

Sound Garden was launched as part of the Festival of Transitional Architecture, www.festa.org.nz, which runs until late Monday.

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Sound Garden
SWEET SOUNDS: The Sound Garden on the Gloucester and Colombo Sts corner.

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