(The pic above is fake. Two pictures of Bowie and Lemmy were photoshopped together.) What do you call Motörhead played on tower bells? Metal on metal, baby. Heavy metal. Sorry, not sorry. That joke is too easy. Perhaps you’ve heard that in Oslo, Norway the clock tower in the City Hall has been ringing outContinue reading “Metal on Metal”
Whether or not sound is more directly connected to our emotions, it can’t be denied that the sound of bells elicits emotions from listeners. This poem by a Stanford alum (class of 1906) captures the emotional nostalgia he hears upon hearing the campus bells. (Also see Yale lyrics on their bells.) “The Bells of Stanford”Continue reading ““The Bells of Stanford””
This graphic of the development of the carillon by Luc Rombouts in Zingend Brons is fantastic. It makes plain that the development of the instrument was not a straight, linear one, but one branch of the varied bell tree. I translated it from Flemish with Luc’s permission and assistance. Thanks, Luc!