Euclidean Horns – Harbour Symphony

“Euclidean Horns” was performed at Soundsymposium XVIII 2016 at St. John’s harbour, Newfoundland, Canada. Recorded by Delf Hohmann / Soundsymposium.

From the festival’s website: “The Harbour Symphony is original music written for the horns of the ships in the St. John’s harbour. This signature fanfare of the Sound Symposium transforms the ships in the harbour into an orchestra on water. Each Harbour Symphony begins with a radio countdown transmitted to the bridge of the ships by the Coast Guard where players stand at the helms of tugboats, trawlers, and ocean-going freighters. At the signal, a giant, floating horn section reverberates off the Southside Hills and through the streets of old St. John’s, echoing the soul of this 500 year old seaport…

The acoustic characteristics of the bowl-shaped St. John’s Harbour encourage the sound to resonate and carry for up to 12 miles. The best place to listen is up on Signal Hill, on the Southside Hills, or in the Outer Battery. These locations give a sweeping view of the Harbour and the city. You can hear the delay of the horns as the sound travels over a mile across the water, and hear the sounds resonate against the surrounding hills.”

More information about the festival and the Harbour Symphony here.

One Of The Instruments

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Map Of Vessel Positions

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