Signal at Dusk

Signal at Dusk, Irvine Beach Park, Scotland
17 t/m 20 September 2020

landscape opera

Cryptic connect land and sea with sound in Signal at Dusk, a captivating, boundary-crossing coastal opera set against the transitioning sunset sky by Dutch duo Strijbos & Van Rijswijk.
“Both restrained and overwhelming; beautiful and with a subtle structure, it is an intimate personal experience that you share with many.” BN De Stem
Roaming the beach, four female voices sing of desire, destruction and loss accompanied by 24 loudspeakers. Like a siren song, fragments of poems from these modern-day mermaids lure listeners along a kilometre long stretch of Irvine beach as darkness falls. Their ethereal voices move over the sand like the desolate tones of foghorns.
“All of this performed against the beauty of a sunset. Hypnotising.” CuttingEdge
Exploring mankind’s never-ending interaction with nature and the sea, the work is also presented as a daytime, environmental installation, Signal-on-Sea, which all beach users can explore. Accompanied by a sonic-tapestry of choral voices, this operatic odyssey will make for a memorable maritime adventure for all to enjoy.​

Irvine Beach Park, Irvine, North Ayrshire, KA12 8PP
Meeting at Beach Drive Car Park, KA12 8PP
Thu 21 – Sat 23 May // 20.30
Fri 22 & Sat 23 May // 09.00 – 19.00
Sun 24 May // 09.00 – 17.00 // Free
Full price: £15.00
Full price + Edinburgh Transport: £25.00
Full price + Glasgow Transport: £20.00
Concession: £8.00
Concession price + Edinburgh Transport: £18.00
Concession price + Glasgow Transport: £13.00
Local residents (KA11 – KA12): £6.00
Personal assistants: Free

All tickets subject to booking fees
01294 274059

Signal at Dusk has limited accessibility. Owing to the site-specific location of this event within the natural landscape, please be advised that there are multiple differing terrains and steep gradients which some visitors may find challenging. To enquire further, please do so via the accessibility field in the ticket registration form, email: or call: +44 (0) 141 354 0544

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Cryptic: Signal at Dusk

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