I just got a great video from a friend which underlines the power of music. It shows that music can even change habits of people. In a Stockholm subway station musical stairs were installed. Based on the incentive to play with music – each step represented a piano tone – many people took the stairs instead of taking the escalator.
From my perspective this case demonstrates…that people like to play with music if it is easy accessible. As well – even so I do not know the percentage of people who changed their habit – it shows: music can change people’s habits!
Researching the internet I found out that “musical stairs” have been installed for years in the Boston’s Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
One You Tube comment stated that this idea is based on a MIT Thesis which was written 20 years ago. Does anyone of you have more inside information? Another interesting question to me is; for how long can you keep this installation at a frequently – often daily – visited place? How soon does it get on people’s nerves?