THE GLEESON MEMORIAL CHAPEL
TRITRIADIC CHIMES - BELLS IN JUST INTONATION
In memory of the poet/painter James Gleeson, we are pleased to announce
the opening of the Gleeson Memorial Chapel of Anaphoria and
the permanent installation of TRIADIC CHIMES as a continuous presence.
We look forward to hearing the chimes' unique signal every hour
~The Cultural Liaison~
"TRITRIADIC CHIMES - BELLS IN JUST INTONATION is a set of 12 short pieces that were originally designed to function as chimes that ring on the hour from a bell tower. The work explores experimental tunings called tritriadic scales which have been developed by American tuning theorist John Chalmers. The pieces are realised using bell timbres synthesised in Csound. These timbres are based on the harmonic spectra of actual bells such as a tuned carillon bell and an East Asian barrel profile bell; several virtual bells that are not based on specific cultural models were also designed. The interaction between tuning and timbre provides the motivation for the work. With this presentation in Anaphoria, the original vision to have these bells sounding from a tower have been realised."
TRITRIADIC CHIMES | THE HOURS | BELL EXAMPLES | SCALE EXAMPLES
Tritriadic Chimes originally created for
CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL OF MUSIC IN ALTERNATE TUNINGS
April 6th-8th 2001 Claremont California