Make Music Winter: December 21, 2012

Tom Peyton Bell By Bell

Artist Tom Peyton distributes fifty color-coded bells to the crowd, one color per note. At the front of the parade, a team of conductors waves corresponding colored flags to lead the group in slowly moving music, written by a variety of composers: when the conductors raise their red and green flags, everyone with red and green bells start ringing, and so on for each color, creating a sonorous, atmospheric soundscape throughout the East Village.

With newly composed bell music written by Eric BeachNat EvansMatt Marble, Alex Waterman, and others to be announced.

Presented in association with DoTank:Brooklyn.

Pieces performed in 2012:

Tompkins Sq Park
First Quarter – Matt Marble
Ladders – Tom Peyton
A Short Memory from a Long Drive – Nat Evans

E. 10th St between Ave B & Ave C
Mamihlapinatapai – Amy Garapic
Untitled – Eric Beach

Ave C at E. 10th St
Pentatonic Interval Study – Eric Frederic
Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Bob Doubles – Alex Waterman

Video and audio from last year’s Bell by Bell:

Tompkins Square Park, 8:00pm

East River Park , 9:30pm

How to Join
Just show up with your hands free!

A musician and urban geographer, Tom Peyton is captivated by the unintentional, immersive soundscapes created through the everyday functioning of cities. His work builds upon existing aural experiences through physical, percussive engagement with the built environment. In addition to composing urban interventions, Tom is also a touring drummer and founding member of DoTank:Brooklyn and Nuit Blanche New York.