Here are two wonderful examples of how the magic of music can dismantle the ordinary and invite people to interact in public spaces.
The first, located in Montreal, is a recent project by Canadian design collective Daily Tous Les Jours. It is a giant musical instrument comprised of 21 swings that trigger melodies influenced by the people swinging. This installation brings people of all ages and backgrounds together and creates a place for playing and hanging out in the middle of the city centre.
The second installation is in Odenplan, Stockholm. The Volkswagon Initiative financed the creation of a musical stairway, to see if people would rather have fun making music while climbing stairs or ride the escalator. The results seen in this film speak for themselves!