The Minimal Music Festival in Amsterdam was opened
with a spectacular ship's horn concert. An installation consisting of 144 ship's horns moved the audience
into a hypnotic sound space under the open sky. The concert started with the four-part work "Da pacem Domine"
composed by Arvo Pärt.
performance: World Minimal Music Festival location: Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam date: apr 2019 compositions: Avro Pärt / Philip
Glass / Steve Reich
A special orchestra has brought the end of the coal era to
UNESCO world heritage Zollverein in Essen rang in. More than one hundred compressed air horns play on a square kilometers
of industrial space and transformed the area into a concert hall. The project was an overall staging of a four-part
composition, light and fire.
performance: ExtraSchicht location: UNESCO world heritage Zollverein, Essen (D) date: jun 2018
The "finale" concert was the brilliant closing of the
festivities to 300 years Karlsruhe: from the castle futuristic instruments played exactly synchronously
with the flames of the pyrotechnicians. Amazingly silent flames produced the fire magic. Their precise
control allowed a perfect interaction with the musical course of the composition. Three places of sound
played over the distance of 100 meters synchronize together.
Asounding city, on the land, in the water, and in the air! More than one hundred ship’s horns sounded at the opening
of the Helsinki Festival 2013. This spatial composition sounded simultaneously in five locations including
Icebreaker Urho, a fleet of hot air balloons and two choirs.
performance: Helsinki Festival location: harbour of Helsinki date: 2013
It is a special set up with 64 horns installed
in the middle of a great square. The horns are directing to the four winds, playing with the
reverberations of the surrounding buildings, changing them to a sounding sky scraper cathedral.
The melodies and rhythms reflecting off the architectural surface, playing compositions with incredibly energetic rhythmical structures, producing an attractive firework of aural textures - the "Magic Square".
performance: Electronic Music Week location: Concert Hall Shanghai date: okt 2013
An hour of music space art. More than 3.000 visitors. Admission free.
Three years of planning. Christof Schläger’s art can be considered a form of land art. The ship’s horn, heavy industrial
equipment, canal landscape – the project Schläger calls “Schwingungen” (“Vibrations”) is the first systematic artistic
manifestation of this form of acoustic-sculptural land art.
performance: RUHR 2010 European Capital of Culture location: Rhine-Herne-Canal, Herne (D) date: okt 2010
An original composition performed by 112 ship horns installed on two ships sailing on the Vistula river bend by
Wawel Castle, between the D?bnicki and Grunwaldzki bridges. A special choreography for the ships was conceptualized
by the dramatic adviser Marjon Smit.
performance: Audi Art Festival location: river Vistula, Krakau date: sep 2011