Signal on Sea

Friday 20 - Monday 23 & Wednesday 25 - Sunday 29 May, 2pm-8pm

North Beach, Great Yarmouth

Dutch sound artists Strijbos & Van Rijswijk transform Great Yarmouth, from the beach to the city, with sound… and you are in control of your own musical experience. Roaming the beach, listeners are lured by the changing music and landscape, but the pace and the exact manner is up to you.

Jeroen Strijbos and Rob van Rijswijk are sound artists from The Netherlands. With their landscape operas and Walk With Me tours they have been performing all over the world for more than 10 years, immersing well known places in sounds and music. In 2021, they performed Signal on the Dachstein Glacier in Austria, on Irvine Beach in Scotland and on a monumental Watchtower in the north of The Netherlands, each time creating a special performance exclusively for that place and time.

For Norfolk & Norwich Festival they have composed a piece with their renowned Signal technology. 20 Long throw speakers will transform the beach and surroundings of Great Yarmouth.

The installation is open Friday 20 – Monday 23 May & Wednesday 24 – Sunday 29 May, 2pm – 8pm.

In Signal at Dusk, two site-specific performances accompany the installation, in which live sopranos provide a captivating transformation of the town and beach around them.

Signal at Dusk

Important information

Venue: North Beach, Great Yarmouth

Access: There is ramped access to the beach. Wheelchair users will be transferred to the beach wheelchair at the top of the ramp.

Clothing: We recommend wearing a sturdy pair of shoes, or walking boots as the terrain is uneven. Please also remember a waterproof in case of wet weather.

Tickets: This is a non-ticketed event

Image Credit: Signal on Sea

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