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Fog Horn Concert


VIDEO: World Minimal Music Festival, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam (2019)

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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.


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Bass-Horns (2017)
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Dimensions: width 200cm [=6,6 ft.] x length 140cm [=4.6 ft.] x height 120cm [=3.9 ft.]




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Tenor-Horns (2017)
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Dimensions: length 220cm [=7.2 feet] x width 80cm [=2.6 feet] x height 140cm [=4.6 feet]




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Copper-Horns (2010)
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A horn group consists of 64 horns, small, modified ship’s horns. 32 horns have copper bells whose sound color is reminiscent of trumpets. Each wind machine is powered by a portable air compressor of the type used in road construction with a minimum pressure of 7 bar or 100 psi (pounds per square inch) and an air flow capacity of 1.000 to 2000 CFM (cubic feet per minute), These units have an operating dBA as low as 64 db which significantly reduces the incidence of unwanted noise. The ship’s horns are tuned diatonically and are controlled by a computer.

Materials: steel, copper
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Dimensions: length 220cm [=7.2 feet] x width 80cm [=2.6 feet] x height 140cm [=4.6 feet]




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EPX-Horns (2007)
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A horn group consists of 64 horns, small, modified ship’s horns. 32 horns have glass fiber and synthetic resin bells whose sound color is reminiscent of English horns. The ship’s horns are tuned diatonically and are controlled by a computer.

Materials: steel, copper, glass fiber synthetic
Weight: 150 kg
Dimensions: height 400cm [=13.1 ft.] x width 200cm [=6.6 ft.]



 
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