Musical crosswalks will be installed to highlight Stockholm as a city of music in connection with the Eurovision Song Contest. Six signalled controlled crossings around Kungsträdgården have been selected. The standard audio loops will be replaced by two of Sweden’s previous Eurovision Song Contest winners; Loreen's song “Euphoria” and Måns Zelmerlöw’s “Heroes”. “Euphoria” will be played during the red light and “Heroes” during the green light.
- This is our way to contribute to the festive spirit during the Eurovision Song Contest. The project is unique to Stockholm. It is the first time such an attempt has been made, where music and the classic ticking sound is combined. The project is possible thanks to a collaboration with the audio artist Håkan Lidbo and Prisma Teknik AB, says Henrik Axelsson at the Traffic Office in Stockholm
Six signalled controlled crosswalks will get a brand new audio file that will sync with the ordinary ticking sound. When waiting at the red signal, a box will play "Euphoria" in sync with 60 engravings per minute. When the light turns green "Heroes" will play in sync with the 600 engravings per minute. The music is played in addition to a ticking sound.
The musical crosswalks can be found at the following locations:
Hamngatan at the Kungsträdgården bus stop
Hamngatan at Norrmalmstorg
The project, along with several other installations and events are unique to Stockholm. The project will last during the Eurovision weeks.
For further information contact
Henrik Axelsson, Enhetschef Trafikkontoret, 08-508 27927, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann-Charlotte Jönsson, Head of Press Eurovision Song Contest, email@example.com, 08-508 28 550
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