Sirens of New York

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Featuring an orchestra of firefighters, police officers and ambulance drivers, the core elements
of the filmed concert will be sirens, emergency lights and loudspeakers, representing the
internationally known emblem of New York. The grand Park Avenue Armory – Wade Thompson
Drill Hall would form a wonderfully dramatic backdrop for this intense urban sound and light
show.

Sirens of New York is a music spectacle by firefighters, police officers, paramedics and a singer.

Featuring an orchestra of firefighters, police officers and ambulance drivers, the core elements of the filmed concert will be sirens, emergency lights and loudspeakers, representing the internationally known emblem of New York. It will be the ultimate urban sound and light show.

Composition: Kato Hideki JP/NYC
Conductor: Pete Drungle NYC
Singer: Helga Davis NYC

Supported by Swiss Institute New York, Lower Manhattan Culture Council

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Tracks

A taste of what’s happening in the streets: SirenStreetRecording8.mp3, SirenStreetRecording9.mp3
A dummy track by Kato Hideki to give an idea, how the performance will sound. SirensDummy.mp3

Sirens of NYC from Raphael Perret on Vimeo.

FAQ

Q:  What is it about?
A:  „The Sirens of NYC“ is inspired by the virtuosic play of sirens in the streets of New York City. By giving the siren players the context of an orchestra, their art will be brought to the next  level.

Q:  Who will play?
A:  Policemen, firefighters and ambulance drivers. Because they know their instrument best.

Q:  What will happen during the performance?
A: It will be a choreographed performance of about 20‘ in total, led by a conductor, including  siren sounds, a singer and emergency lights.

Q:  Will it be loud?
A:  We are interested in the musical qualities of the sirens, not the noise. Therefore we’ll muffle the Sirens and provide earplugs for the musicians and the audience.

Q:  How many cars will be involved?
A:  We are planning to form an orchestra with about 20 sirens. We don‘t mind to increase that  number.

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