Stories with bells

STORIES WITH BELLS – interactive sound installation

The village of Gorna Bela Rechka never had a church, but it always had a bell, according to the memories of the local people. Some ten years ago the bell was stolen.The sound of the bell is something everybody remembers with tenderness and joy. I create an imaginary church the contours of a temple, church music, candles and incense, several stories about the bell’s function, its sound, how it is made, what is remembered about it. The sound, to me, is something clear and simple. It has a universal language everyone can understand it. The installation simply happens, I don’t think about it, I only listen and register the stories/emotions feelings are universal, too. The sound is a way to reach the core and to play. The installation has been built in several places – the village of Gorna Bela Rechka/Bulgaria, Sofia/Bulgaria, Velano/Italy and Birmingham/UK.

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