The Whistling Orchestra of Philadelphia is the latest iteration in a long standing project based on the history of whistling, music and work.
This new score and performance written for whistlers from across Philadelphia is based on records and memories of music at work in Philly. The piece pays homage to whistling as a tool for agency and expression, celebrating the power of music to create solidarity and the history of whistling as a vocalisation of labour and memory.
With thanks to lead and champion whistler Mimi Drummond and all the whistlers of The Whistling Orchestra of Philadelphia:
Amber Justine Stewart
Jenelle Wilson Johnson
Sandra L. Dowling
Conducted by Samantha Jennings.
The Whistling Orchestra of Philadelphia was commissioned by Temple Contemporary and generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
The Whistling Orchestra project began in Nottingham, UK, in 2015, originally commissioned by Primary.
For more information please visit: www.thewhistlingorchestra.com