Honk If You Want To Go Brassier

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I was lucky enough to make it to Foghorn Requiem on Saturday, out on Souter Point near South Shields. An insanely ambitious commission for Festival of The North East involving brass bands, ships at sea and the massive Souter Lighthouse foghorn. It was moving, unique and powerful (and, I must confess, comic in places, watching a small woman grapple with a massive bass drum and the string section using pegs to keep their rain-sodden sheet music in place).

Robin The Fog (he of ‘The Ghost Of Bush House’) has written a great piece about it, that also includes some clips. Read it here

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