Large percussive instruments were installed along the walking path on the edge of Sturges Lake.
“I was amazed and mesmerized. Here was this instrument overlooking the lake. There was something powerful in looking over the water, feeling the breezes, and enjoying the sounds from these instruments. It touched a place inside me spiritually.”
From a Playcore, Freenotes and Fireflies Play Environments Inc. publication about Buffalo Rotary Sturges Lake Music Trail
All the instruments are designed so they can be played by anyone walking along the trail.
They are considered “percussive” instruments because the instruments are played by hitting them, one note – or several notes – at a time.
Music therapy is just one of the functions of the Music Trail. The instruments are designed so they can be played by adults or children, with or without any musical training or inclination.