For the year 2017, Hull, a northern port on the east coast of England, was selected as the UK City of Culture. This led to the city commissioning or organising a series of artistic and cultural events throughout the year. One such event was the commissioned work “The Height of the Reeds” which celebrated the long seafaring relationship between Hull and Scandinavia.
Composed by the Norwegians Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset and Jan Bang, for three months from April to June, the music was used to accompany a sound walk across the mile-and-a-third Humber Bridge, the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world that it is possible to cross by foot. The event attracted so many visitors that its run was extended to three months from the originally-planned one month. [Continue reading…]