100-Year Old Tree Makes Music in Berlin

Chestnuts fall on light and sound installation, activate musical sounds

By on September 25th, 2012 08:27 GMT

This past week, people living in Berlin and those simply visiting this city were given the opportunity to witness a tree make music simply by allowing the chestnuts growing in it to fall on the ground.

Thus, the Federal Environment and Nature Conservation, together with BBDO Proximity Berlin, had a state-of-the-art light and sound installation positioned under the chestnut.

Thanks to this alien-looking design, the fruits falling from said tree succeeded in composing their very own symphony, as each chestnut activated a particular sound once it hit the installation.

Sources inform us that the sounds set loose by these chestnuts had been previously composed by the Gang of Berlin and Ketchum Pleon PR, but that did not change the fact that the green-oriented concert was unpredictable, to say the least.

Apparently, the chestnut chosen for this project is about 100 years old, and people regard it as a landmark for Berlin's Monbjoupark.

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Tree in Berlin makes music by allowing its chestnuts to fall on the ground
   Tree in Berlin makes music by allowing its chestnuts to fall on the ground