Let’s play @ the Polyphonic Playground

Sat 1 Jan, 2016

We’re finally near the end of this pretty miserable month and we can’t wait to step into February. Why? Because The Wall SE1 at House of Vans London is re-open (*cue hallelujah music*) and we’re ready for another year of epic food, cutting edge events and a whole lot of awesomeness!

We can’t think of a cooler installation to re-open with than the Polyphonic Playground. Drawing on simpler days of child’s play, set your internal infant free and immerse your senses in this a site-specific, interactive installation.

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Climbing frames, swings and slides have been supercharged to create sound on an adult scale, thanks to the creative minds at Studio PSK and the musical insight from beat boxing maestro, Reeps One (check this guy out – if you don’t already know him, you need to!).

Timber and tech have come together to make a wholly immersive, interactive experience. A giant, musical instrument if you will…. We’re talking next level here – the attention to detail in the setup was incredible. Multi-sensory elements – touch board electronics, woven electronic textiles and BARE conductive paint –  all come into play, triggering a variety of sounds including Reeps One’s beat boxing skills.

It’s often said we need to act our shoe size, not our age, to feel truly happy… So lively yourself up and make some music!

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Previously exhibited at LCF’s Fashion Space Gallery in our beloved Hackney and as far as Milan (Venture Lambrate) and Wynwood, Miami (Assemble Miami) – The Polyphonic Playground is only at House of Vans London until 21st Feb – so free up some play-time this month before it swings off with its swaggering international acclaim.

Stepping back into reality and out of the soundscape? Then you better hit up The Wall SE1 to replenish your energy with some delicious food and a cold beer… Indulge that inner child once more with buttermilk chicken, burgers or straight-up, fool-proof Nachos.

Watch making-of video here by Carlos Jimenez.

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