Angela de Weijer
Proof of Concept: Collective Signal
Currently, every first Monday of each month the 4300 air raid sirens of The Netherlands are tested loudly. They have been scheduled for decommissioning by 2020; too expensive, old fashioned. Angela de Weijer is working on a swansong for this system, which is to be performed nationwide on a predetermined moment in the near future.
In June she will present the first version of the composition. This will not yet be played through sirens, but is going to give a fair impression of the possibilities. Come and listen to the last song for the biggest available instrument!
Prof. Dr. Karin Bijsterveld (Maastricht University) will give a brief explanation about her planned research into the history of sirens.
Angela de Weijer is a sound artist. She composes for imagination and creates multidisciplinary experiences which stretch the boundaries of perception, embracing the extremes of the audible spectrum.