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      I am an artist living in New York City. I want to make a bell project. I want to find an old bell that had once rung the hours of the day. This could be a big clocktower bell, or a church bell, or a smaller bell. I’m assuming this is would be a bronze bell.

      I would then like to take this to a bell foundry and melt the bell down into hundreds of little hand held bells. I would then do a performance with a hundred people where everyone rings the bells in synchronicity to mark the hours of the day. So instead of the sound coming from a centralized location, all the sounds of the bell would be spread out through different people across a space.

      Obviously I don’t think I could melt down a bell that has personal attachment to someone or some town.

      Do you know where I would be able to find a bell like this?


      – David Horvitz

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      huge bell

      Brosamer’s Bells has them…

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