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Federation Bells

Melbourne

  • Culture Secrets - Federation Bells, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bells were once a major form of public communication. They announced the passage of time, heralded celebrations and called the faithful to worship. Today bells often get lost in the cacophony of modern cities but the Federation Bells at Birrarung Marr stand out in more ways than one. Both an art installation and public musical instrument, the bells chime at regular intervals each day. The

Bells were once a major form of public communication. They announced the passage of time, heralded celebrations and called the faithful to worship. Today bells often get lost in the cacophony of modern cities but the Federation Bells at Birrarung Marr stand out in more ways than one. Both an art installation and public musical instrument, the bells chime at regular intervals each day. The unique part is the Federation Bells interactive website allows members of the public to devise their own musical pieces. Submit your composition and it just might be incorporated into the next program.

 

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