Tunnel Bénédit-Jobin is a viaduct that passes beneath the railway leading to Marseille’s central rail station, Gare Saint-Charles. The tunnel is open to traffic in both directions and has very narrow pedestrian walkway on each side.
The piece combined horn, on-site field recordings and live electronics amplified through 4 PA speakers spanning the length of the tunnel. As the performance progressed, the composition mixed with the inherent soundscape. The passing cars, bicycles and trains became instruments in the performance.
Performance by Jen Reimer + Max Stein
Curated/organized by Sound Development City
Photos by Vale Lanegra