Floral Derrangement
Durham Internatioal Festival
Kingsgate Bridge Durham UK
15-17 July 2011

Floral Derrangement was a public sound installation created specifically for BRASS 2011. Sound artist Scanner took inspiration from a recording of the popular piece of music ‘The Floral Dance’, recorded by Brighouse and Rastrick Band in 1977. He re-recorded processed and stretchedthe tune to 130 times its original length, adding and playing new brass lines.

This languid, epic piece of music created harmonies that were stretched beyond comprehension with ethereal oceanic effect.

‘Floral Derrangement’ was presented on the award-winning ARUP designed Kingsgate footbridge, the last bridge Ove Arup designed himself. Completed in 1963, Arup considered this bridge to be his finest work. Kingsgate stands as a striking example of Ove Arup’s vision for ‘total design’ – the seamless integration of engineering and architecture.