New art work for Tierp train station
Tierp´s train station in Sweden will get a new permanent public art work in 2021. The art work will consist of a bronze sculpture, loudspeakers and a sound track made of people´s voices. The voices will be people making train sounds, like when you are playing with train toys. People of all ages and languages are welcome to take part in making the art work!
Examples of how trains can sound in different languages.
Record your train sounds:
Think that you are playing with train toys. What does your train sound like? The sound can be accurate train imitation, or spoken "chugga chugga choo choo" -type of sound, or anything in between. Feel free to use your own language and personal train sounds in your recording.
Keep doing your train sounds for some time. Sound can be for example 15-30 seconds, maximum length is 90 seconds. Please record only train sounds, no other words. For best sound quality, make the recording in a quiet space.
After recording, press the Send-button.
The sound you donate will be used for a public art work that is coming to Tierp train station. All sounds will be edited together into one long sound track. Your voice will be treated with confidentiality. You do not need to give your name or email address, but if you do, your name or email address will not be published anywhere, you will remain anonymous. By recording your voice you give your concent to using your voice in the artwork. The sounds can be used also in video recordings of the art work. Thank you very much for your valuable help in making the art work!
Info about Tierp & The Sound Art Work
Tierp is a city in Tierp Municipality in Uppsala County in east central Sweden. Tierp Municipality has 21 136 recidents, of which 6 106 live in Tierp city.
Elements of the Art Work
History of Tierp Station
Station photographed before year 1900.
The station building in Tierp was built in connection with the construction of a new railway between Uppsala and Gävle in 1874. The railway and the station made Tierp a station community. The community grew and in 1920 Tierp's market town was formed.
Today, the house is no longer used for travelers but has tenants in the form of e.g. a pizzeria and a hair salon.
The station building has been rebuilt several times during its history. With the latest renovation 2019-2020 the wall panelling was installed and the station has regained its old color scheme.
Station at 1970s.
Station at around 1920.
If you have any questions, or you would like to hear more about the train station art project, please do not hesitate to contact us. Artist Pia Männikkö is happy to tell more about the art work, and culture secretary Louise Magnusson can answer questions relating to public art in Tierp in general.
+358 40 522 2543
Culture secretary, Tierp municipality
+46 293 2183 36