Music Bench

Isabel Paez, Maya Tal

The Music Bench is an art piece designed for public space that persuades human collaboration through music and lights. It is intended to question the way technology should be present in our everyday life.


The bench is designed to encourage human collaboration through an interactive experience. When someone sits on the bench it activates the melody of one instrument and when the bench is full and all sensors are triggered, the whole symphony sounds. Each person contributes to the symphony, empowering his or her sitting on the bench with others. The anticipation of seeing what the next person will trigger is rewarded with an additional sound piece, completing the beautiful unification of symphonic melody.

Music: W.A. Mozart Overture to the Opera The Marriage of Figaro

The music has been digitally orchestrated by graduate students from the Film Scoring department at NYU Steinhardt:

Bryson Gordon Barnes , Suri He, Justin Ward Weber, Zachary Lavender, Eunkyung Ellie Kim

Produced by Sergi Casanelles (Adjunct Professor)


Introduction to Physical Computing