Posts Tagged ‘Chimes’

Tic Tock

December 10, 2011 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Colorado,Hunter-Wolff Gallery | Comments (0)

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Woodbrook Clock

Austrian Lead Crystal Pendulum

I love all beautiful things and when engineering and design mix with our sense of hearing, sight, touch, and smell, I can get real excited.  Hearing the Westminster Chimes, “Big Ben”, Whittington Chimes, Domtower Carillion, Guilford Chimes, Westminster Chimes or Christmas Melodies will make you stop whatever you are doing to appreciate the beautiful sounds of these bells.  This clock was the concept of Brian Hegarty from Colorado Springs, and it is magnificant.  He compiled a group of sounds that include six chime cards (the size of a credit card) to be inserted into a slot on the right side of the clock face. Beautiful chimes play the normal quarter hour and hour count. An additional four cards play the sounds of music box melodies once a day the time you choose–the clock remembers the time you inserted the card and it will play again each day until it is changed by you. All the chimes and music have been recorded on site to capture the sound of these famous bells from London to the Netherlands. Hearing these clocks is as beautiful as seeing the workmanship of the cabinetry and the illuminated rotating Austrian lead crystal pendulum keeping perfect time (within a second per month). You will feel like you are standing on the steps of the Mary-Le-Bow church in London, in front of Big Ben in Westminster, London, or on the street near Holy Trinity Church in Guildord, England. Just close your eyes and imagine yourself visiting one of these historic sites.   I think I can smell fish and chips too nearby.

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