Short evening concerts on the carillon of weimar.
See the schedule for the times
During the Pd[[Pure Data]] a dataflow programming environment-convention 2011 there will be an interactive installation on the marketplace from weimar. Visitors can send an sms with their birthday to the carillon and they'll get the #1 Chart Hit of this date.Project documentation (in German), Press release (in German)
The carillon installed in the tower of the city hall has 35 bells made from Meissen porcelain, the lowest note being an A2 and the highest note G5. The bells are driven by solenoids with plastic tips, there is no velocity dynamic possible. For playing and composing with the original sound of the Weimar porcelain bells just download and unzip the soundfont.
In Linux use FluidSynth, in OSOperating System – for instance Apple's OS X stands for the tenth version of the OS X you can put it in ~/Library/Audio/Sounds/Banks and use it with SimpleSynth.
Which are the possibilities of nuances of amplitude of the porcelain-carillon?
What is the repeat rate of a single bell / speed of execution of melody?
Is there a full polyphony resp. how many voices can be played simultaneously?
What's the length of the pieces you are looking for?
4th international Pure Data Convention 2011 Weimar ~ Berlin