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Hasell display.jpg
This display includes Hasell's Twist bell, 2018/19. Hasell developed the twisted bell form using 3D digital modelling software. The more ‘free-form’ acoustic properties of the twist bell expose to our ears for the first-time resonant frequencies…

Hasell and McLachlan harmonic bell.jpg
This is the world’s first harmonic bell ever made. The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has a two-octave set of these bells that were produced for Australia’s Centenary of Federation celebrations in 2001 by Australian Bell Pty Ltd.
The bell was cast…

Hasell Swan bell.jpg

Playful, interactive and participatory public-space artworks, like the Federation Bells Carillon and Federation Handbells, are central to Hasell’s public art design practice. In shared spatial experience, they encourage people to listen to their…

Speak Percussion ceramic stupa.jpg
This Stupa is made from 11 individual components and is modelled on the three stupas (pagodas) known as Three pools reflecting the moon, from the West Lake in Hangzhou, China. In performance, the 11 components are sounded as individual percussion…

Elaine Miles Glass Percussion Project.jpg
Elaine Miles is an artist with a 25-year career that revolves around the ancient craft of glass making. For over 15-years Miles has embraced an intuitive approach to exploring the potential of glass as sound material (or as a source of ‘free’…

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This is one of the musical glasses created by Percy Grainger for performances of his Tribute to Foster. In performance, most of the glasses were filled to a marked line with liquid, to sound at a specific pitch. Ella Grainger painted the tuning lines…

Tempany adeepblueshimmeringhaze 2019.pdf
Original music score and audio by Kate Tempany, created for the Bell-Field display of Federation Handbells in the exhibition How it plays: innovations in percussion,2019. Kate Tempany is the 2019 Grainger Museum Composer-in-Residence. Kate’s…

Federation Handbells interactive display 4.jpg
Federation Handbells, on loan from Museums Victoria, in a display created by postgraduate students from the Melbourne School of Design, for the exhibition How it plays: Innovations in percussion, 2019. The postgraduate students describe their…

Federation Handbells interactive display 1.jpg
Federation Handbells, on loan from Museums Victoria, in a display created by postgraduate students from the Melbourne School of Design, for the exhibition How it plays: Innovations in percussion, 2019
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