The Height of the Reeds: A sound walk for the Humber Bridge (2017)
Music by Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen, guitarist Eivind Aarset and electronic wizard Jan Bang gives way to the vast sound of the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North; threaded through with the deep music of Humber Bridge, captured by Hull based sound artist Jez riley French. Spoken voices: Maureen Lipman, Barrie Rutter, Katie Smith.
Evoking both the long history of sea travel from Hull, and the Bridge as a powerful symbol of home, The Height of the Reeds is an unforgettable experience in sound.
The Height of the Reeds
By Arve Henriksen, Jan Bang and Eivind Aarset
Commissioned by Opera North and Hull 2017 UK City of Culture