Posted on 9 December 2013
(Day four in our countdown to Make Music Winter. Join us every day between now and December 21 for a […]
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.
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:
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.