The Concert Chimes are a subset of a much larger installation instrument (thirty-one), originally commissioned by Aldeburgh Music in 2010. Much of the original installation was recycled into a playground instrument for Ormiston Children’s Centre in Ipswich: what remains is being used to further refine the chime design.
The various sets are a work in progress. Having discovered the peculiar, and somewhat wondrous, sustaining property of industrial aluminium tubes, we have been on a quest ever since to find the best way of engineering an instrument to create sympathetic resonance between them, and explore their “afterglow”.
Works featuring this instrument:
|The Tempest (2012) 31-et||Tempest Part 4 (excerpt)|
Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, Tempest Chimes (details), percussion, 31-et electric guitar (details), Microtonal digital piano (details), piano, soprano, violin, viola, double bass. Duration: 20:00
Full premiere performance here
|Genus 4 (2012) 31-et|
Tempest Chimes (details). Duration 7:00
|Tear Up My Fugue (2011)|
31-squared (details), piano, soprano saxophone, viola, cello. Duration 10:00
|Genus 3: So I’ll Finish (2011) 31-et|
Electronics and 31-squared (details) Duration 15:00
|Genus 2: Specialist Subject (2011) 31-et|
31-squared (details) and two sopranos. In association with BBC Mastermind, filmed for webcast. Duration 15:00