Resound: Ancient Bells of China

Soundscape: Struck Bronze

Hugh Livingston, a cellist and composer living in Oakland, California, put the voiceless bells back into conversation.

Alternating piano gestures and bell tones create a sense of opposition, disconnect, and anticipation. Drone tones derived from the decaying bell tones sustain the bridge across time. The visual component of the composition spins threads of color which modulate with the richness of the overtones, gently blowing in a breeze as the bells’ subtlety is given a graphic presence.

Hugh Livingston | Norman Lowrey | Doug Van Nort