january, 2019

201915janAll DayWorld Economic ForumChandelier Harp

Exhibition Details

Created in 2012 by contemporary American installation Artist, Jen Lewin, Chandelier Harp installed at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland during the Winter of 2018.

Chandelier Harp is an interactive instrument played by passing your body through the low voltage lasers that shine from the Chandelier Harp to the ground. Much like plucking the string of a harp, passing through the beams triggers custom circuitry and sensors to produce musical notes. Users play to create an ambiance that is individual to the moment of interaction. When crowds flock to it and people start to play independently, the group’s chaotic activity give the piece life, as if everyone is, unknowingly, participating in a musical symphony. Each ‘string’ will mix its own library of sounds to create a depth and tone that compliments the public activity and random or organized play.


All Day (Tuesday)


World Economic Forum

Talstrasse 41, 7270 Davos, Switzerland