Heleen Van Haegenborgh (BE)

Signaux, music for 35 fog horns (2015)

20 October ━ 20.00
Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, Toekomstlaan 5, 3910 Neerpelt

A poetic intervention in the open air, in which the composer Heleen van Haegenborgh makes music at 120 dB for a piano and 35 fog horns. She came across Raoul de La Roche Aymon, a collector of fog horns, on YouTube. She chose 35 of them - covering two octaves - and worked with the Frenchman to build a keyboard that would operate the horns. Intended to cover long distances at sea, the sound of a ship’s horn only takes shape several hundred metres away. Sound waves collide, echo and merge into a single, powerful orchestra that resounds around the canals of Limburg. Signals from far away echo deep within. 

Website: https://heleenvanhaegenborgh.wordpress.com


Music and concept: Heleen Van Haegenborgh Technical implementation: Raoul de La Roche Aymon

Signaux, music for 35 mist horns is a free performance on location, at the south side of the canal, near Scoutsrally, 3910, Neerpelt. This location is at 3 min. biking distance and 7 min. walking distance from the festival.