Lower Reach Sounding

Richard Wilson  –  Lower Reach Sounding

Commissioned to form part of the closing of London 2012 celebrations, Lower Reach Sounding was a ship’s horn performance in the Upper Pool of London on the Thames.



As the 19th Century sailing klipper De Walvisch entered the Upper Pool, dusk fell. Wilson’s performance, using 17 air and mechanical horns, as well as a chattering plumage of signal flags made De Walvisch ‘sing’ her own sea shanty, calling to the Thames and riverside architecture from Trinity Buoy Wharf, through Tower Bridge and into the Upper Pool of London.