Singing tunnels? Jam session between man and architecture

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     Raku is an ancient form of Japanese pottery making. (Photo from WikiCommons)

    Raku is an ancient form of Japanese pottery making. (Photo from WikiCommons)

    With the help of some microphones, speakers, and computers, five pedestrian tunnels in Stockholm, Sweden can harmonize with humans in the mood to belt one out.

    Max Björverud and Håkan Lidbo, sound artists from Stockholm, Sweden, have made five urban pedestrian tunnels sing. Walk into one of these “Singing Tunnels” and you are invited to sing out loud. The tunnel will then react to your voice in harmony; the result is a warped duet between man and architecture.

    The tunnels were given a voice for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, and the idea behind the interactive sound installation is to give the public a soundtrack to their daily routines, and hopefully to transform how we regard the commonplace infrastructure of the cities we make our homes.

    This audio postcard was produced by Tom Henley, a freelance radio journalist based in Stockholm. He has his own podcast Saga, available in iTunes.

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