Requiem is now being redeveloped as an educational resource for use in schools across the UK
Some asked why, when technology such as radar and GPS is commonplace, do foghorns
still need to be used?
Thousands of pop fans were at Sunderland's Stadium of Light for the North East Live event while the foghorn
at Souter lighthouse together with ships out at sea and brass bands on shore created an unique musical performance.
are being gradually decommissioned and replaced with new satellite navigation technology.
He added: "I was at sea for more than 20 years and was always glad of lighthouses 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.
Requiem, created by artists Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway, incorporates the sound of foghorns
as part of a unique musical score composed by celebrated British composer, Orlando Gough.
When shadows fall and day is done For this lofty tower work has just begun, The flashing light like a pointing finger shows Seafarers a safer path to go, And on those days when mist and fog abound From this tower the mournful wail of foghorns
sound, Until the welcome sun shines warm once more To lift the veil from sea and shore The mournful wail of foghorns
fade their sighs Replaced by the soaring seagulls' cries, Now if perchance you climb the winding stair To the balcony, where, you can see far and wide Across the sea and the surrounding countryside.
They were met with a noisy barrage of foghorns
, alarms and whistles.
Used for centuries to guide ships away from the rocks, foghorns
across the country are gradually being decommissioned as vessels rely more on satellite navigation.
It'll soon dry" Ships foghorns
and steam trains Who'll buy them today?
Advances in technology - notably GPS (Global Positioning System) - look like consigning lighthouses' flashing beams and foghorns