Sound Garden

100 Peterborough St

Gap Filler along with local creatives Gaby Montejo, Jason Ware, Tim McGurk and Trent Hiles have created a variety of musical instruments from recovered and re-appropriated materials. Sound Garden is located in the Greening the Rubble mini-park on the corner of Gloucester and Colombo Street (formerly Mum’s 24 restaurant).

LiVS' role:

Landowner negotiations, CERA negotiations


Interview with Gaby Montejo (Pantograph Punch), Sound Garden offers recycled beats (Chch Press)

Make sweet sounds to contrast the demolition / construction noise scape.

- Gap FIller

About this project

Instruments have been installed on this site for the public’s playing pleasure; ready and waiting to be discovered – to be struck, strummed, and swivelled.  "I've made drums from giant pipes, children love them, they play them with their whole bodies not just their hands. Tim's made a xylophone of tubes that you can slap and play, and Jason has made a huge rain stick that's 3 metres long," says Gaby Montejo.

Greening the Rubble’s temporary mini-park provides the perfect setting.  Relocated from it’s former site in Riccarton, this mini-park in the heart of the city includes a stage for buskers, seating, and planters with maple trees and native species.

Supported by:

Placemakers, Citycare, Random Acts of Music

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