Music to be felt but not heard

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An American composer has won a £15,000 prize to work on a pioneering project marking a 10 year partnership between Opera North and The University of Leeds.

The first DARE prize winner, Samuel Hertz, will produce a piece of acoustic music, using transducers to produce low frequency sounds that can be felt rather than heard.

Applications from artists around the world were reduced to a shortlist of five.

Other proposals included a whale choir and an investigation of cosmic bubbles.

He said: “This year will be enlightening and productive both for my practice, and of my collaborators, in our joint expedition into the drama of the unheard realm of infrasound.”

John Wilson. Picture: Chris Christodoulou

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