El 22 de junio algunos barcos se reunirán en el Mar del Norte para realizar una partitura musical muy ambiciosa, que marca la desaparición del sonido de la sirena de niebla del paisaje de la costa del Reino Unido.
Foghorn Requiem is performed by three brass bands, ships at sea and the Souter Lighthouse Foghorn. Conducted and controlled from afar, ships will sound their horns to a score that will take into account landscape and the physical distance of sound. The composition, performed live to audiences on the coastal cliffs, will be played across a space of several miles around Souter lighthouse.
The mournful sound of a foghorn is a product of the landscape through which it travels, but up close the foghorn is probably the loudest, most exciting sound you will ever hear. At a distance the sound is different, softened and transformed by a million echoes and interactions with the space through which it passes. The sound itself is an embodiment of the landscape and history of the place.
Artists Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway have collaborated with composer Orlando Gough to create an event that incorporates this sense landscape, memory and space into the musical composition. New technology will allow ships horns several miles off shore to play together in time with musicians on shore, a gathering of three of the finest historical brass bands of the northeast, the Felling Band, the Westoe Band and the NASUWT Riverside Band.
More than fifty ships and seventy-five musicians will gather at Souter Lighthouse to perform the Foghorn Requiem together with the Souter Lighthouse foghorn itself. Foghorn Requiem is a celebration of the sound of the foghorn, and a gathering of people and ships coming together to listen to its majestic honk, one more time.
For information about how to get to the event please see the INFO page