Resound: Ancient Bells of China

Soundscape: River of Bells

Norman Lowrey, Professor Emeritus of Music at Drew University in New Jersey, is an unabashed animist. His soundscape evokes a powerful connection between the bells and nature.

After initially thinking that serious enhancement of the tone samples was necessary, I’ve decided to apply very little, coming to appreciate the gritty and even earthy sound that was either the result of the bells themselves or the recording quality, or both. The sound of the bells provides an excellent resource for helping to reveal the sacred essence in the mundane Northern New Jersey landscape in which I reside.

Hugh Livingston | Norman Lowrey | Doug Van Nort