Tuesday 02 June 2020

Utrecht’s tribute to dance maestro Avicii goes around the world

Photo: Domtoren.nl

The Utrecht bell tribute to Swedish dj Avicii, who died last Friday in Muscat, Oman at the age of 28, has been broadcast around the world.

The city’s official carillonneur Malgosia Fiebig decided to play some of his most famous work at the weekend, and fans of the dj were suprised to hear numbers such as Wake Me Up, Without You and Hey Brother sounding out from the medieval Dom tower.

CNN, the BBC and Swedish television are among the broadcasters who picked up the impromptu performance.

Fiebig told the AD on Monday she had been overwhelmed by the reaction to the tribute, particularly because it put the spotlight on carillon-playing.

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