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THE HAWKEYE VALLEY BELL PROJECT CD TO ORDER ALBUM GO HERE
RECORDED AUGUST 1, 2003 REVIEWS PRESS RELEASE
HAWKEYE VALLEY BELL PROJECT is a work written and produced by
Patrick Hazell utilizing 9 different bells in seven churches,
the Burlington Art Guild (a former church), and the fire station
in the historic Mississippi River town, Burlington, Iowa. Friends
and relatives rang the various bells according to a score that
featured time sheets for the Ringing of each bell.
The first Bell Project occurred on February 2, 2003. By popular demand, four subsequent rings were orchestrated in 2003 on May 1, August 1, November 1, and March 20, 2004. Each event featured an hour-long ringing of the old bells in various combinations of chord patterns and overtones. The resulting ambient sound event echoed through the valley carved long ago by the old Hawkeye Creek as it flowed into the Mississippi River. It was in the hills of this valley that the town of Burlington with its unique grouping of majestic, steepled churches was built in the mid-nineteenth century -- one of the most beautiful of the large town settings along the Iowa Mississippi River coast.
This CD features the ringing that occurred on August 1, 2003. The recording by Tim Nicola on a Digital Audio Tape (DAT) recorder. For more information: 319-653-4370 or, firstname.lastname@example.org