Time piece (bell), 2015

Sound installation for a church

Time piece (bell) is a composition be played on a church. Its bell strikes the hours according to the sci-fi time system sin 1.0 (developed by the artists and published in the book System sin 1.0). In place of the regular hours in UTC time, the hours in system sin 1.0 are spread along a sinusoidal curve, so that their duration varies throughout the day.
In system sin 1.0 time, as in ancient Rome, day and night are fixed by sunrise and sunset. Between these solar events, sin hours shorten towards noon and midnight. As the duration of daylight increases or decreases slightly every day, the duration of sin hours varies accordingly.

Time piece (bell) is to be programmed on a church bell. It was already played in Atina, Italy. Alternatively, the work exists as a sound installation Time Piece (additive synthesis bell): in this case the bell is a digital sound to be setup in the exhibition space.

You can hear a compacted day with the bell striking the sin hours here: http://elisastorelli.ch/bell-recording/