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Statue of Czech Composer Antonín Dvořák in NYC Talks by the Voice of Actor Jan Tříska

Statue of Antonín Dvořák by Ivan Meštroviće is in New York Stuyvesant Square park, not very far from former home of this great composer, where he lived 3 years. This remarkable statue has become part of the New York Talking Statues project with the voice of famous Czech LA based Actor Jan Tříska

Talking Statues is an original Danish concept giving voices to statues through modern technology for the first time in the world. It became a success and later was realized in the cities of Helsinki, London, San Diego, Berlin, Chicago etc. The Talking Statues NYC project brings together internationally acclaimed authors and actors to give voice to carefully selected statues of famous figures. 

By swiping the NFC chip and scanning the QR code, the system will be activated, and the User will receive a call from the statues in front of him/her. The User then has to decide if he/she wants to receive a phone call from this unique famous Czech Composer Antonín Dvořák, who will then through voice of another famous Czech figure, Actor Jan Tříska, talk in a pre-recorded message about himself and his story.

The author of this project is David Peter Fox. More about this project can be found at www.newyorktalkingstatues.com


Jan Tříska is a Czech actor, most notable for portraying Captain Henry Wirz in the American television film Andersonville.

After signing the Charter 77 proclamation, he emigrated to the United States via Cyprus. In the U.S. his most notable role was probably that of Milos, the loyal butler and personal assistant to Mr. Terry Silver, in The Karate Kid Part III. He also played the assassin in Miloš Forman's The People vs. Larry Flynt, and appeared in Highlander: The Series (season 5, episode 10), Highlander: The Raven, Blizzard, The Osterman Weekend, Ronin, Apt Pupil (as Isaac Weiskopf), and Peter Hyams' ambitious and successful sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 1968 science fiction epic 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact among many others.

Despite occasional visits to the Czech Republic, Jan Tříska remains resident of Los Angeles, CA.


"Talking" Antonín Dvořák with the voice of Jan Tříska

"Talking" Antonín Dvořák with the voice of Jan Tříska