I had a rather significant birthday a few months back, and amongst some really cool gifts, I received a boxful of bells (thanks Mum and Dad!). They’re those sort that are decorative/ornamental, and if you check out the picture below you can probably see why they ended up in the Op Shop 😉
But they sound great if their own strange way, and I’ve been intending to record them and then slow the dinging sound down to create weird soundscape instruments from them. So, today I finally got around to sampling and manipulating the recordings, and am pretty chuffed with the results. I’ve turned these bells into two instruments; the first plays rhythmic glitchy patterns, and the second is more atmospheric.
You can hear what both these instruments sound like together via the Soundcloud player below
and If you use Ableton Live 9 Suite, you can download the WInterpark Music and Sound Vol.3 file to play them as much as you like.
Enjoy! and if you like what you hear, please consider donating a dollar!