Celebrate the debut of A Bell for Every Minute, a new sound-based artwork by Stephen Vitiello, and listen to the artist speak about the piece, and his other uses of sound in art.
A Bell For Every Minute is a multi-channel sound installation for Stephen has recorded bells all over New York City and beyond. Sounds range from the iconic rings of the New York Stock Exchange bell, the historic Dreamland bell (recorded days after it was discovered in the water off Coney Island), the United Nation’s Peace Bell, and more everyday and personal sounds of bike bells, diner bells, and neighborhood church bells. During park hours an individual bell will ring each minute from speakers placed throughout the tunnel space where it will be installed, the overtones fading out as the next bell begins. The site becomes activated by the composition, inviting the passerby to engage with the High Line and its connection to the city around it. It will be located in the 14th Street Passage, between W. 13th and W. 14th Streets, and will debut in June 2010.