Playing rhythms together strengthens group interaction and teamwork, and develops new skills in music performance.

Drum Table & Seats
A trio of sculptures celebrating African drumming traditions, and inviting communal music making. Based on an archetypal drum shape known as Dumbek.

Communal Drum & Seats
Drum circles bring community music-making to the play environment. Group awareness and interplay are developed by exploring rhythms together.

For over 40 years, artist/musician team, Bill and Mary Buchen, have designed public art installations and interactive sound sculptures for parks, schools, science centers, transit stations, children’s museums and playgrounds around the world. Their artworks invite active play and group participation; whether tapping rhythms on percussion instruments inspired by global music cultures or investigating environmental phenomena.

Designed to engage all ages and skill levels in communal music making and sonic explorations, their innovative sound sculptures are available either individually or as an integrated ensemble for any outdoor recreational or educational setting. All are precision fabricated in the USA of powder–coated or stainless steel and designed for ultimate durability, low maintenance and easy bolt-down installation.

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