Recorded in Loughborough’s extraordinary Carillon, To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells considers processes of ageing as markers of time passing; a resonant issue for thinking through and about sound as a medium.
Informed by the concept of ‘tintinnabulation’ — the lingering sound of a struck bell — this audiovisual installation explores the subtle but constant processes of decay which touch the Carillon and the people and objects that coalesce around it. The work documents collaborative actions taken to extend the life of the bells, contrasting their quiet dormancy with the bustle of restoration.
The film also incorporates recordings made at near-by John Taylor Bell Foundry, which made the Carillon’s bells and continues to maintain them.
Video assistance: Ben Warner and Sam Thompson-Plant
Sound recording and assistance: Richard Thomas
Curators: Suzie Gray, Sharon Liu, Winnie Lin, Laura Purseglove, Zihan Su and Sam Thompson-Plant.
Special thanks to: Luqman A-Halim; Cassie Costelow and Charnwood Museum; Joshua Lockwood-Moran; Paul Mason and John Taylor & Co Bell Foundry; Jess Poole; Laura Purseglove and Radar; Kate Self; Trustees of the Loughborough Carillon Tower & War Memorial Museum; University of Leicester and Loughborough University; Alisia Vincentelli.