Harland and Wolff Horn-April 9 2020 Georgios Varoutsos

On April 9, 2020, at 8 p.m., the famous Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast (Northern Ireland) sounded their loudest horn in support of members of the National Health Service (NHS). This is the first time the horn has been heard in over 25 years. By turning the horn on, Northern Ireland was showing their support for medical workers who were relentlessly aiding in combating the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. The residents in the community also showed support by participating in a collective clapping outside of their home windows. This is a soundscape recording from my window ledge, approximately 4.8 km away from the shipyard.

  • Year of composition: 2020
  • Genre: Soundscape
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: Zoom H6
  • Software used: Reaper
  • Duration of the submitted work: 10:00
  • Premiere: April 9, 2020

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