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instruction trio>

In 1441 the Danish composer Morten Børup wrote the song ‘In Vernalis Temporis’.  Since 1948 a carillon plays the song, three times a day, from the tower on top of the City Hall in Aarhus, Denmark.

I recorded inhabitants of Aarhus singing the song for me and from these recordings I created a vocal canon; an echo of the original. In the park next to the city hall there is a short row of soldiers’ graves. I installed a number of speakers behind these graves. Every time the sound from the carillon would fade out, the echo would rise from the graves.

Aarhus Echo was commisioned by Spor Festival in Denmark and installed between the 7th and the 9th of May 2009.

[click on the image to watch a documentation video]

aarhus echo (2009)