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Symphony of a Metropolis: Art Group Arranges 1,000-Car Horn Symphony

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If you crack open your window during drive time on February 15, you might just hear the symphony of the city.

In New York, artist and conductor Zefrey Throwell used walkie-talkies at the Whitney Biennial. In Berlin, he used air horns. But in Los Angeles, Throwell will be working with the Los Angeles Nomadic Division to harness the power of 1,000 Angelenos' car horns.

The Los Angeles Nomadic Division writes:

Using the Janus of Los Angeles as the instrument most perfectly tuned to sing the song of its citizens, 1000 car horns will ring out in a symphony composed to bring forth the passion of the city of angels. For five minutes, from San Pedro to Silver Lake, the lifeblood of LA will ring out in harmony, bringing the city together in seraphic sound as it is used as a resonating chamber and becomes the grand horn of its people.
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If you want to participate in this 5-minute symphony that begins at 6 pm on February 15, the conductors encourage you to e-mail them your car model and year. From there, they can figure out the pitch of your horn and send you your part in "Entropy Symphony: Movement III."