Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Chime After Chime : The New Yorker

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Chime After Chime : The New Yorker: "New York is a city of sounds, not all of them soothing. An antidote to the sirens, the garbage trucks, and the unsavory cooing of pigeons has arrived on the High Line: Stephen Vitiello’s enchanting audio installation “A Bell for Every Minute,” the latest public-art offering from Creative Time. Part fl�neur, part urban anthropologist, the forty-five-year-old artist—a native New Yorker, now based in Virginia—combed the five boroughs recording the ringing of bells, everywhere from Aqueduct, at the start of a race, to McSorley’s Old Ale House, at last call. Fifty-nine of them chime (or, in the case of a belly dancer’s accoutrements, jingle) at the rate of one per minute, from speakers installed in a tunnel over Fourteenth Street."