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Railroad Crossing

2014

music / performance



A Dutch railroad crossing seen as a musical object;
the auditory rhythm of the ringing bells, clashing with the visual rhythm of the flashing warning lights, combined with the crescendo and decrescendo of a passing train.

Railroad Crossing is a study of the compository structure of a typical Dutch railroad-crossing.
This study ultimately resulted in a peformance in which the happenings of this railroad crossing, during the passing of a train, are being played by musicians. The instrumentarium in this performance is based on the elements of a real railroad crossing -- i.e. the passing train, the mechanical bells, the electric bells and the warning lights.

Download the sheet music here (right click, save as).