Pipes and Bells: a sound installation by Densil Cabrera and Robert Britton

Pipes and Bells was an electroacoustic sound installation for Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art in 1995.

Four large pipes were used as resonators for low frequency loudspeakers.

The pipes were between 6 metres and 12 metres long, and their total mass was 1 tonne.

Four stainless steel sheets were hung against the room walls, with unmounted loudspeaker drivers hung loosely behind them. The vibration of the drivers gave the sheets a tam-tam-like sound.

Four channels of pre-recorded sound were fed to the pipes and steel sheets. The sound consisted entirely of extremely deep bass.

The overall effect was a quiet but deep presence.

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