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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

The Height of the Reeds: Arve Henriksen at the Humber Bridge © Tom Arber

Hy Brasil (2014)

Hy Brasil is a mysterious, enchanted island, hidden in fog somewhere off the coast of Ireland. It reveals itself to human eye and ear just one day every seven years. This specially commissioned work by sound artist Chris Watson (BBC TV’s award-winning Frozen Planet), brings that day on Hy Brasil to life in an immersive sound installation, composed of compelling wildlife sounds from around the world.

With glorious ambi-sonic sound and beautiful lighting, this lighting this installation, running on a 30 minute loop, takes visitors on a unique four stage journey into the strange and magical world of Hy Brasil.

A sound installation by Chris Watson

Lighting design by Tim Skelly

Spatial sound design and installation software programming by Tony Myatt


Hy Brasil at the Howard Assembly Room © Tom Arber


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