The Federation Bells Field of Bells
Birrarung Marr (Park) Batman Avenue, bt Swan & Flinders Sts Melbourne, Victoria, Australia LL: S 37.81863, E 144.97385
City of Melbourne Town Hall *parcel: 90-120 Swanston Street Melbourne, Vic 3000 *postal: PO Box 1603 Melbourne, Vic 3001 T: 3 9658 9658 F: 3 9654 4854 E: firstname.lastname@example.org - or - Australian Bell Pty Ltd 1743 Heathcote-Redesdale Road Mia Mia, Victoria 3444 E: email@example.com
8am and 5pm daily, automatic sequence from one of 7 Australian composers.
Bells by Australian Bell: 7 polytonal, the rest harmonic; each inverted atop a pole (various heights), arrayed in a field.
Electric-automatic carillon of 39 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D in the middle octave Transposition is not applicable Keyboard range: NONE / NONE The arrangement of tones and/or semitones is non-standard; see Remarks above. The whole instrument was installed in 2002 by the maker cited in Remarks above Year of latest technical information source is 2002
An article on McLachlan & Hasell's harmonic bells has a photo of (some of) the Federation bells at Birrarung Marr.
The White Hat Guide to Birrarung Marr, with a photo of some of the bells.
A city page about the park
A large photo of the park, with the Federation Bells barely visible at the center of the picture, just to the right of the long straight walk.
The project overview
for this Australian Sound Design Project has a clickable photo of the Field of Bells;
one is actually almost conventional in shape.
A components page for the project offers the same photo plus an MP3 audio file.
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Ranking among all Asian & Pacific Rim non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Asian & Pacific Rim non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Index to all tower bell instruments in Australia.
This page was built from the database on 21-Nov-06 based on textual data last updated on 2006/11/20 and on technical data last updated on 2005/11/11
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