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11/17/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/17/2020 00:21

Helsinki’s Cen­tral rail­way sta­tion’s pedes­trian tun­nel trans­forms into a res­o­nant in­stru­ment

17.11.2020 08:11

Josue Moreno's installation will accompany the daily life of commuters and passers-by for three months.

The pedestrian tunnel underneath the Helsinki's Central railway station connecting Kaisaniemi park with Elielinaukio square will become a large-scale resonant instrument, played by urban life and trains passing overhead. The tunnel will be rendered in warm light and inhabited by an animate, permutable sonic atmosphere to accompany the daily life of commuters and passers-by during the three darkest months of the year.

The installation will be running for three months, starting on November 2nd 2020. Listening to the rhythms generated at the train platforms, the tunnel will then follow them as if it were a large, breathing organism echoing the life above and intensifying the urban experience within it. The more active the society is, the more dynamic the sonic activity in the tunnel will be.

The installation will be running for three months, starting on November 2nd 2020 and ending on February 2nd 2021 and will be open daily from 6h to 21h. This is the 3rd part of Moreno's doctoral project at the Uniarts Helsinki's Sibelius Academy on Urban Sonic Acupuncture.

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