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Production of: Foghorn Requiem

Autogena, L., Portway, J., Gough, O. and Hollinshead, R. (2013) Production of: Foghorn Requiem. Performance at: Foghorn Requiem Souter Lighthouse, South Shields, 2013-06-22.

Item Type: Performance
Abstract: Richard Hollinshead was invited by the National Trust to develop a high-profile temporary artwork for Souter Lighthouse, South Shields. In response to this opportunity he developed an Artists’ Brief and curated a proposal by artists Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway. Their proposal Foghorn Requiem became a major site-specific project, and on June 22nd 2013 more than 50 ships gathered on the North Sea to perform an ambitious musical score by composer Orlando Gough, marking the disappearance of the sound of the foghorn from the UK’s coastal landscape. Specially tuned shipshorns and air supply systems installed on those vessels were accompanied by the Foghorn at Souter and three Championship-level brass bands, and Foghorn Requiem was performed to an audience of 8000.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foghorn Requiem, event, performance, site interpretation
Creators: Autogena, Lise, Portway, Joshua, Gough, Orlando and Hollinshead, Richard
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Fine Art
Date: 22 June 2013
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Foghorn Requiem
Event Title: Foghorn Requiem
Event Dates: 2013-06-22
Event Location: Souter Lighthouse, South Shields
Language: English
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: No

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