In 2017 the installation Signal-on-Sea premiered at the Oerol festival in the Netherlands. The visitors wrote lyrical reactions, described the new experience they had been offered of this area as enchanting. In spite of its large scope this installation had struck many as intimate. In their experience of it they had felt united with those around them. This extensive environmental project was the largest presented in the festival so far. It proved to be a success as well. Signal-on-Sea drew 8700 visitors. Many of them found the installation the highlight of Oerol. In the 2018 edition Signal-on-Sea is reprised, with an extra live performance around sundown, Signal at Dusk.
Signal-on-Sea marks new steps we take in developing alternative ways to present and experience music. We’ve conceived spatial setups in earlier installations and compositions, in which we invite to move around a space or the the area the work is placed in.
Signal-on-Sea provides opportunities to experience a landscape in a new light by overlaying it with sounds and music that are rooted in it, but remove themselves from it at the same time. Wandering around the beach people find themselves captivated by a work that plays out on the boundary between water and land, in the transition from light to dark. Music, texts and surroundings evoke imagery that makes the environment appear fresh, as if one is taking it in for the first time.
Conceived and realized for a beach on the island of Terschelling Signal-on-Sea can be adapted to fit any environment.Read all about this project
Signal bij de Rotte
During this landscape opera, the audience walks along the Rotte in Prinsenmolenpark: a narrow green strip and a unique urban nature reserve close to Rotte in Hillegersberg.
Signal at Dusk
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.
Your Trembling Mile
This summer we will guide the audience through sound installations in the city of 'S Hertogenbosch NL during Festival Boulevard. Our soundtrack and walkscape 'Your Trembling Mile' takes you past parks, buildings and other public spaces that we literally cover with sounds.
Signal in Graz
Based on our landscape opera Signal and in preparation for a large-scale project together with La Strada Graz and the Festival of Regions in Upper Austria next year, we are developing a sound art work especially for our city in this time of challenges due to corona.