Souter Lighthouse in South Shields will be the focal point for the activity where ground-breaking technology will allow the ships' foghorns
to be 'conducted' from shore.
- which can be heard at a distance of 30 miles - blasts out three times a minute every hour of the day.
Requiem is unique as it is not only the first musical score created for foghorns
, but it will also use pioneering technology to conduct and control ships' horns from afar.
Advances in technology - notably GPS (Global Positioning System) - look like consigning lighthouses' flashing beams and foghorns
THE sound of ferry foghorns
on the River Mersey has made it into the top ten of the nation's favourite seaside sounds.
I have heard foghorns
up in the North East of England, on the coast of County Durham, in the distant past, when thick sea fogs seemed to be more common.
Requiem, staged at Souter Lighthouse, South Shields, earlier this year, marked the decline of foghorns
on the UK coastline with a speciallycomposed performance featuring three brass bands and an armada of boats positioned off-shore.
THE eyes of the world were on the North East at the weekend as the region played host to Royalty, Olympic champions, pop superstars and the first - and probably last - ever musical piece to be played on foghorns
Indeed I plead guilty to trying to form a '60s folk group - Flatholm Lighthouse and the Foghorns
The stiff upper lips of the everreserved All England Club members watching from the centre-court balcony would not have seen, or more accurately heard (actually I don't think lips can see or hear now I come to think about it), anything quite as spectacular if these two female foghorns
had gone hammer and tongs with each other yesterday.
around Ireland's coastline are to be switched off for good tomorrow.
I remember the "city of change and challenge, or decline - crumbling Albert Dock, department stores closing, ever fewer foghorns
from the docks on New Year''s Eve.
THE combination of Jimmy Shand's accordion and ships' foghorns
on the Clyde were music to the ears of Mark Knopfler.
Queen Mary 2 exchanged whistle salutes with the foghorns
on the revered Golden Gate Bridge before berthing at Pier 27 for a rare overnight visit.
When it comes time to nod off for the night, incline an ear to the harbor lullaby of foghorns
and crying gulls.