Why Sit When You Can Play? by The Urban Conga

In 2015, the Straz Center commissioned The Urban Conga to create a fun, interactive musical bench for permanent installation on the Straz Center grounds. The result was Why Sit When You Can Play?, a 18-foot marimba sculpture bench on the riverfront.

WSWYCP? is a working instrument that doubles as one of the best seats on the Riverwalk — stop by, sit and play! Each bar has its own note, played with a mallet attached to the bench with a steel cord. The bars and notes are based on a color code system to help the users learn how to play music.

The musical bench creates activity in a space instead of just having a normal static place to sit, and we are proud to have it as a permanent part of our campus.
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