The film calls on Dutch people to play the tattoo signal themselves, on their own instrument, on Monday 4 May just before 20:00. The tattoo signal is normally played at the Amsterdamse Dam at this time, before the two minute silence moment. Due to the corona crisis, the national Remembrance Day cannot take place in this “normal form” this year.
The film features Jeroen Schippers (trumpet player Marine Band), Jörgen van Rijen (trombone player Concertgebouw Orchestra) and Orville Breeveld (guitarist). The latter was in intensive care three weeks ago because of corona.
For the online film, the musicians filmed at home, especially for this time. Communication was via walkie-talkies and a ‘social distance manager’ was present at the recording, who coordinated the number of people per room and the distance between them. Jasper Claus, founder of 1Camera, says: ‘It suits our way of working to film with’ real ‘people on location. We did that before Corona and we still do today. From the moment the RIVM guidelines were published, we started thinking about a small film set on location. ‘
Marleen Smit, project manager at Amsterdam Committee 4 and 5 May, adds: ‘The film should call for action, but also make it clear that people can commemorate this year at home. 1Camera has succeeded in depicting the special power of the tattoo signal and the emotion it evokes. ‘
For sheet music and more information, visit the website.