Hildegard Westerkamp - Harbour Symphony
  Year :   1986
  Location :   Canada
  Worktype :   Soundscape Composition
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Soundscape
  Work Details  
  This piece was commissioned by the Canada Pavilion for its Expo opening. It is probably the largest environmental music event ever to be mounted in Vancouver. On May 2, 1986, 150 boats of all sizes and shapes gathered in Vancouver Harbour around Canada Place to perform the premier of the Vancouver Harbour Symphony for boathorns. The sound was like that of a herd of happy elephants cought in a traffic jam. Globe and Mail Mere words are inadequate to describe what took place when the Symphony began. Harbour and Shipping Magazine