The Bellophone is a large scale instrument using real bells. It is a device which allows the audience to interact with church bells from a controller positioned. Big round buttons serve as a hit trigger to ring the bells. We invite the audience to unleash their own creativity and play the melody they wish with the sounds that have accompanied the Maltese population since childhood.
How does it work?
The Bellophone consists of 2 main parts:
The controller uses an RF protocol to talk to the bell towers wirelessly. The Controller is the interactive board from which the audience will have full control over the bells of both churches (the St. Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral and the Basilica of ‘Our Lady of Mount Carmel).
The Bell Towers of the St. Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral and the Basilica of ‘Our Lady of Mount Carmel will have a pneumatic system which will strike the bells played by the audience from the controller.