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VIDEO: Preparing for South Tyneside’s Foghorn Requiem

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A MUSICAL performance with a difference is being held on South Tyneside’s coast later this month.

Artists Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway are the creative brains behind Foghorn Requiem, which celebrates the passing of the foghorn from the British coastal landscape.

It is an ambitious and unique musical performance involving an armada of vessels positioned offshore, the foghorn at Whitburn’s Souter Lighthouse, and onshore musicians.

Using technology adapted and developed by the artists, sound originating miles away from the armada’s shipshorns will become part of a new musical score composed by celebrated British composer Orlando Gough.

The spectacle, which embraces the idea of a requiem for a strong North-East sea-faring culture, will be a final farewell to both a familiar sound and a celebration of the people and way of life it represents.

It is being staged at Souter on Saturday, June 22.

 

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