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 in Kaunas
Kaunas in Lithaunia is Cultural Capital in 2022. In August we perform our landscape opera Signal the last weekend of 3 weeks ConTempo festival in the city heart, inviting people to go out in the rural countryside and experience this work.
The first weekend of July Neumünster Abbey houses the Rocking Chairs for a young audience at the Big Bang Festival, a festive ode to adventurous music and sound art.
Signal in Groede
At the core of this work is the connection between audience, sound and music, and the market square located in the old center of Groede, located in West Zeeland Flanders.
A Landscape That Is Us
We are very honored to be featured again at this wonderful festival with our new project 'A Landscape that is Us'. A new immersive experience in which we combine several techniques we developed for our deep practice in creative placemaking investigating and experimenting with sound, space and public engagement.
Signal at Dusk
For the Norfolk and Norwich Festival we have composed a new live performance version of our landscape opera Signal. Beginning at dusk our 4 sopranos lead the audience along the shoreline bidding farewell to the sun on the horizon and signalling the arrival of the night.
Great Yarmouth beach will be transformed with sound. S&VR’s bespoke digital technology and twenty long throw speakers create a unique audio experience enabling visitors to the installation to experience the vast seascape afresh and in their own way.