Fanfare for Crossing the Road is an international project that adds ceremony to a common event. In each country I ask musicians - dressed in uniforms and positioned beside the traffic lights - to mimic as closely as possible the digital acoustic crossing sounds (different in every country) that signal the time to cross for the blind.
The first performance took place in London, in front of the Albert Memorial, on May 21, 2011. On September 10, 2011 the project moved to Helsinki where we crossed three different tram lines in front of the Central Railway Station. The third performance was filmed in Lisbon at the waterfront square, Praça do Comércio, on September 24, 2011
This project is ongoing. New performances will be added as they occur and the shape of the video will evolve.
Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, ww.hippolyte.fi, will show an expanded version of this project in Spring 2012. On October 21, 2012 an operatic Fanfare, with 8 acapella singers, was performed in Cardiff as part of the 2012 O:4W festival.
This project is ongoing. New performances will be added as they occur and the shape of the video will evolve. Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, www.hippolyte.fi, showed an expanded version of the project in Spring 2012. It was shown in Cardiff as part of the 4th Wall Film Festival, Pedwaredd Wal, in November 2012. It will be shown at Plataforma Revólver in Lisbon artecapital.net/plataforma.php in Spring 2013. There will be further performances in New York, Dublin and Philadelphia in 2013.