R. Murray Schafer (no relation) coined the term soundmark, meaning a sound unique to an area, analogous to a landmark. Taking it a step further, Schafer argued that soundmarks should be preserved, since they define the acoustics of the surrounding … Continue reading Value of Bells: Soundmark
For the next few days, I’ll post on the most important reasons for bells in our current time. I look forward to your responses in the comments! One reason I think tower bells are important today is the occasion they … Continue reading Value of Bells: Serendipitous Beauty
Up in Quebec, kindred spirits–Daniel Désormiers, Steffen Jowett, François Mathieu, and Michael Rowan–are also advocating for tower bells. A few quotes from an interview struck me. Rev. G. Malcolm Sinclair of the Metropolitan United in downtown Toronto says, “Instead of people saying, … Continue reading Kindred Spirits
Now there are a lot of bell happenings that I find awesome, but this one takes the cake…this is AWESOME. A mentor (thanks Kimberley Rudd!) of mine tuned me into the Let Freedom Ring! campaign of the First Baptist Church … Continue reading Let Freedom Ring!
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 … Continue reading Metal on Metal