2016-04-21 11:00Press release

​Five Singing tunnels during the Eurovision Song Contest

Urban pedestrian tunnels are places you normally would pass through as quickly as possible, until now. In connection with the Eurovision Song Contest, five Singing tunnels will be installed in Stockholm. Magic is created through technology and music. The tunnels will be installed before the event and in place throughout the year.

The tunnels are a kind of interactive sound installation where the visitor's own voice, sound modules and the acoustics of the tunnel interact. The result is a jam session between the visitor and the tunnel! At the entrance to the tunnel, the visitor is invited to sing loudly. But instead of the natural echo, a sampled voice will be heard. The result is the singing tunnel. The installation is a collaboration between the two sound artists Max Björverud and Håkan Lidbo and the City of Stockholm within the framework of the Eurovision Song Contest.

- We wanted to visualize Stockholm's strengths in music and tech and transfer that to the street environment. The singing tunnels are fun and creative and our hope is that they will add enjoyment in a rather dull environment, says Cecilia Wallenius at the Traffic Office in Stockholm.

The Singing tunnel recognizes the tone you sing and then returns the sound with a similar voice. When you sing a few notes, an additional voice enters, singing back notes that have been sung before. The visitor and the tunnel sing in two voices.

- The tunnels only respond to singing, not talking, shouting or traffic noise. The more people singing, the more melodies the tunnel will learn. The idea is that each tunnel will develop their own musical dialect, says Cecilia Wallenius.

The tunnels, along with other projects unique to Stockholm.

Here are the Singing tunnels

1.Gullmarsplan Norra

2.Bredäng Centrum

3.Londonviadukten

4.Kirunaplan, Vällingby C

5.Brunkebergstunneln

For additional info contact

Cecilia Wallenius, Enhetschef, Stockholms stads trafikkontor, 46 (0) 76-122 63 29

Ann-Charlotte Jönsson, Head of Press Eurovision Song Contest, tel: +46(0)8-508 28 550, esc_press@stockholm.se

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