Light bells is a brand new interactive light and sound experience that will tower above Aotea Square these school holidays, lighting up the landscape with a joyful cacophony of bell tones and visual delight
The six-metre high sculpture by Auckland-based composer and sound designer Thomas Press, is designed to literally light up when its ropes are pulled and its bells are illuminated ringing out in a unique symphony of light and sound.
Tuned to a musical scale with eight different pitches, the bells compliment the more traditional tolling of the nearby Auckland Town Hall clock tower bell, and create a unique soundscape across the Aotea Arts Quarter for all to enjoy.
At night, the sculpture really comes into its own, shining brightly in response to your hands-on engagement. Minimalist in form, but invitingly tactile and user-friendly in function, Light Bells is a satisfying and stunning school holiday experience for all ages.
About the artist:
Thomas Press was the winner of the People’s Choice Best Music Award at the 2014 Auckland Theatre Awards, and is a five-time Chapman Tripp Theatre Award nominee for Sound Design of the Year. Light Bells is his first work for Auckland Live
Light Bells is an Auckland Live Experience.
Light Bells is back up and running. There was some damaged caused to the installation over Easter Weekend. But this has now been fixed and is more robust. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience. Light Bells is ready and towering in Aotea Square, please remember to be careful when using.