HARMONY OF THE SQUARE : reshaping urban racket
Unpleasant noise is everywhere.
The rattle and roar — the hum of Edmonton's downtown core — is relentless as the winter; it's a fact of life in our city. So if you can't fix it, why not feature it?
Carillon bells have shaped the sound of communities all over the world.
Using 3D acoustic modeling software, HARMONY OF THE SQUARE illustrates how bell sounds can be added into our urban mix — to play upon constructed space — harmonizing with the persistent racket in and around Churchill Square.
And as the pitch of sound in the downtown ebbs and flows throughout the day and season, the carillon bells atop the Friendship Tower overlooking the Square performs in a duet — noise becomes its necessary partner — to create an ongoing song of the city.
Listen with headphones or a good pair of earbuds to hear the 3D effect.
Kindly comment where and when you hear the most appealing bell sounds (couldn't help the pun!). I'm especially interested in your personal experience of unusual sounds projected by the carillon throughout the Square.
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What is the frequency, Kenneth?