Thursday, June 17, 2021

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Tag: Bree van Rejk

A fence to play

This fence is not designed to keep people in or out; it's designed to make them happy.

"It's not a new idea," designer Elliat Rich told the children. "It's a small innovation of an old idea."

She remembered how kids used to run with a stick along a fence making their own kind of music. What's different about this fence is that every pipe, tubes of copper, aluminium, brass and steel,  makes a different note.

So it's called The Melody Fence. It's situated at the front of Ross Park Primary School and while it's bound to be a favourite for their students, it's also open to the public, says Assistant Principal Elizabeth Verstappen. Just step inside the front entrance on Winnecke Avenue and enjoy!

Rich worked with musician Bree van Rejk to get her fence to sing. It's in the key of C, so whatever combination of notes that is produced it will always sound harmonious. And if you happen to run along the fence from start to finish – some 15 metres –  it plays a melody composed by van Rejk. – KIERAN FINNANE 

 

Pictured: Bree van Rejk plays the fence with children from Class 2/3.

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