Martin Riches - Do it Yourself
  Year :   1999
  Location :   Germany
  Worktype :   Sound Installation
  Materials:   tubular bells anf lights
  Info :   Parochialkirche

  Work Details  
  Here eight tubular bells, each with a little blinking light, become an instrument anyone can play. All you do is tap the right tubular bell just at the moment when its light goes on. For this situation I wrote a melody consisting of eight notes, corresponding to the eight bells, played in order from left to right. The melody is 24 beats long, so if a second player begins on beat 9, and a third player begins on beat 17, the result is a canon in which one hears one bell on each of the 24 beats. If you have enough players you can thicken the texture into a 6-voice or 9-voice canon. Accessed 16.05.2008 from