Copenhagen Phil (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) recently surprised the passengers in the Copenhagen Metro by turning up to play on the train to promote the 2012/2013 season. On April 17, working with Radio Klassick, the orchestral flash mob performed and recorded their version of “Morning”, from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt. Copenhagen Phil did a flash mob at Copenhagen Central Station on May 2nd 2011 playing Ravel’s Bolero, conducted by Jesper Nordin.
Click on the image below to play the Copenhagen Metro Peer Gynt Flash Mob video in YouTube (HD)
Click on the image below to play the Central Station Bolero video in YouTube (HD)
The Copenhagen Metro campaign was developed at Makropol, Copenhagen. Filming was shot by director Mads Damsbo and director of photography Sturla Grøvlen. Sound was designed and recorded by Kjetil Mørk.
Kjetil Mørk talks about the sound quality of the film.
“The Copenhagen Metro is very quiet and the recording you hear is where the train is standing still. That’s why the recording you hear is so clean and crisp – and the sound is actually surprisingly good in the Copenhagen metro. We did this deliberately because we feel that a good sound experience is vital when trying to portray the actual experience that day. Further to the main recording, when the train was standing still, the recordings from the cameras was, as far as possible, mixed into the sound. I recorded the sound with XY Oktava MK-012 supercardioid microphones close to the soloists and a set of DPA 4060 omnidirectional microphones as overhead for the rest of the orchestra. For some of the closeupshots, the cameramikes (Sennheiser ME 66) was added.”