Silver Skate Festival

Presented by Northgate Industries Ltd.

Feb 7-17, 2025 • Laurier Park

Edmonton's longest running winter festival!

Singing Tree Installation

February 5, 2023

This installation consists of multiple strings of LED lights which, together, form a freestanding tree. Designed by Gail Ksionzyk in 2019 in response to The Singing Tree by Elizabeth Hobbs and redesigned in 2021, this versatile installation can be configured in multiple ways: 

  1. With the activation of a built-in microphone, the installation can dance in response to the ambient environment (trying singing to it).
  2. The tree can dance to its own internal rhythms.
  3. When accompanied by storytellers, the tree can dance along to a story as it is recounted live.
  4. The installation can play a recording of a story (or stories), dancing along with the audio as it plays.

See: The Singing Tree Folk Trail Story

Photo by Gail Ksionzyk

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The mission of the Silver Skate Festival Society is to provide a free family-oriented winter celebration blending sport, recreation, arts and culture, showcasing various skating disciplines and promoting outdoor activities in Alberta.

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