The Scottish Chamber Orchestra needs you to Ring and Record Scotlands Church Bells

Scottish composer Martin Suckling is on a mission to collect as many sound samples of bells from across Scotland as possible.

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra needs you to Ring and Record Scotlands Church Bells

• The Scottish Chamber Orchestra Needs You… to ring and record Scotland’s Church Bells!
• Scottish Composer Martin Suckling creates a new ringing soundscape to mark the centenary of Armistice

Scottish composer Martin Suckling is on a mission to collect as many sound samples of bells from across Scotland as possible.

These will be transformed into a new piece of music called “Meditation”, to be premiered by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, marking the centenary of Armistice in November 2018. The bell samples form a live electronic tapestry of sound to surround the audience.

Martin, together with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, plans a series of workshops with schools and community groups, enabling musicians of all ages and ability to work with the bell samples and to create their own musical responses to the legacy of war and the feelings of commemoration, love and loss Armistice brings.

Those who participate in gathering the bell sounds can be listed as contributors. Many local groups including bell ringers, scouts, guides, rotary clubs, community groups, and school pupils are keen to get involved.

“We are looking for all sorts of people from right across the mainland, Highlands and Islands to submit their recordings of their local church bell. Each bell sounds different depending on how it is made, where it is situated and how they are played, and I want to capture as many of the unique sounds as physically possible to make this a truly national project. It’s really easy – all you need to is be near your local bells when they are ringing, and record the sound on your mobile phone,” explains Martin Suckling.

Full details of how to get involved and how to submit your recordings are available on www.armisticebells.com.

This project is kindly supported by the University of York and the Leverhulme Trust.

Last Updated: 14 November 2017 16:46

Latest Local News

Alternative Valentines night out with Ae Fond Kiss at Eastood Park Theatre

Alternative Valentines night out with Ae Fond Kiss at Eastood Park Theatre

Ae Fond Kiss, is embarking on its first tour of Scotland in February and comes to Eastwood Park Theatre as part of its 45th anniversary programme.

Sweeney Todd is coming to Giffnock

Sweeney Todd is coming to Giffnock

Glasgow Music Theatre will transport theatregoers to London in the 1800s when they bring Sweeney Todd to Eastwood Park Theatre!

Official opening ceremony held for Barrhead High

Official opening ceremony held for Barrhead High

A ceremony to mark the official opening of the new £30m Barrhead High, in East Renfrewshire, was held on Thursday 11th January.

COMPETITION: Win tickets to the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show

COMPETITION: Win tickets to the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show

Win tickets to the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show at the SEC Glasgow in February!

More Local News
Andy Murray serves up challenge to Scots to sign up for the Kiltwalk

Andy Murray serves up challenge to Scots to sign up for the Kiltwalk

Last Updated: 9th January 2018
Andy Murray, the three-time Grand Slam champion, is encouraging Scots to set the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk as a goal for 2018!
Voting opens for the SSE Live Awards 2017

Voting opens for the SSE Live Awards 2017

Last Updated: 9th January 2018
Now in their third year, the SSE Live Awards are calling on fans from around the UK to vote for their Best Live Act of 2017!
Eastwood Park Theatre Launches 45th Anniversary Programme

Eastwood Park Theatre Launches 45th Anniversary Programme

Last Updated: 2nd January 2018
Eastwood Park Theatre in Giffnock will celebrate its 45th anniversary at the start of 2018, with a host of diverse and dynamic performances lined up.
Find your Hoppy Place!

Find your Hoppy Place!

Last Updated: 27th December 2017
With the Hogmanay celebrations just around the corner, VisitScotland has brewed up its very first craft beer map!
COMPETITION: Win a family ticket to this years IRN BRU Carnival with Whats On East Renfrewshire!

COMPETITION: Win a family ticket to this years IRN BRU Carnival with Whats On East Renfrewshire!

Last Updated: 20th December 2017
Prepare for a ‘whirl’ of fun... The IRN-BRU Carnival is back and we have five family tickets up for grabs!
Eastwood Park Theatre invites isolated adults to join in panto fun for free

Eastwood Park Theatre invites isolated adults to join in panto fun for free

Last Updated: 20th December 2017
Eastwood Park Theatre is inviting people feeling lonely or isolated at this time of year to come along to their pantomime and soak up some festive fun
Snow White stars set for the stage

Snow White stars set for the stage

Last Updated: 17th December 2017
Family panto packed with song, dance and the best Glasgow banter, Snow White and the Seven Muppets, kicks off at Eastwood Park Theatre tomorrow!
Peter Kay cancels UK live tour

Peter Kay cancels UK live tour

Last Updated: 13th December 2017
Comedian Peter Kay apologises to fans after he cancels all dates in his 2018 UK arena tour due to unforeseen family circumstances.
Go Safe East Ren road safety campaign launches

Go Safe East Ren road safety campaign launches

Last Updated: 13th December 2017
East Renfrewshire Council has today launched a road safety campaign, Go Safe East Ren, aimed at school pupils and parents.
First Minister leads messages of goodwill to Paisley as City of Culture competition comes to an end

First Minister leads messages of goodwill to Paisley as City of Culture competition comes to an end

Last Updated: 8th December 2017
Nicola Sturgeon has said she believes Paisley’s UK City of Cuture bid will lead to ‘lasting benefit’ for the town.
Public to have say on future leisure and recreational facilities in the Eastwood area

Public to have say on future leisure and recreational facilities in the Eastwood area

Last Updated: 8th December 2017
A public consultation is to be held to find out the views of residents on a number of potential options for future leisure & recreational facilities.
Our journey will continue, official Paisley reaction as UK City of Culture 2021 title decided

Our journey will continue, official Paisley reaction as UK City of Culture 2021 title decided

Last Updated: 7th December 2017
The team behind Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 have thanked the people of the town for their ‘incredible effort’.
Successful East Ren Decides projects confirmed

Successful East Ren Decides projects confirmed

Last Updated: 7th December 2017
The eight resurfacing projects which came out on top in the Council’s East Ren Decides voting process have been confirmed.
Charity spreads Christmas cheer with prize giveaway

Charity spreads Christmas cheer with prize giveaway

Last Updated: 7th December 2017
The Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland) Grand Christmas Raffle is back for 2017 and this year it’s a cracker.
Final messages of support pour as Paisley waits on UK City of Culture 2021 decision

Final messages of support pour as Paisley waits on UK City of Culture 2021 decision

Last Updated: 6th December 2017
The people of Paisley now have just hours to wait to find out if their town will be crowned the next UK City of Culture!
Be a Social Media Santa with Shelter Scotland and give a homeless child a Christmas to remember this year!

Be a Social Media Santa with Shelter Scotland and give a homeless child a Christmas to remember this year!

Last Updated: 6th December 2017
Do something to give homeless children across Scotland a Christmas to remember, and become a #SocialMediaSanta.
Gift adventure this Christmas with Go Ape!

Gift adventure this Christmas with Go Ape!

Last Updated: 5th December 2017
Gift an unforgettable memory this Christmas with a voucher for Go Ape Tree Top Adventure.
School application week announced

School application week announced

Last Updated: 29th November 2017
Applications for places in East Renfrewshire primary schools will take place from Monday 15 January until Friday 19 January between 1.45pm and 3.30pm.
Scotland, the most welcoming country in the world

Scotland, the most welcoming country in the world

Last Updated: 29th November 2017
Scotland voted most welcoming country in the world and Favourite Destination of 2017 by Rough Guide readers!
St Andrews Day Celebrations light up Loch Lomond Shores

St Andrews Day Celebrations light up Loch Lomond Shores

Last Updated: 28th November 2017
Loch Lomond Shores will be celebrating St Andrews Day in style this weekend, with a two day event on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December!