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THE HAWKEYE VALLEY BELL PROJECT CD                 TO ORDER ALBUM GO HERE

RECORDED AUGUST 1, 2003                                           REVIEWS        PRESS RELEASE

      The 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, bluerhythm@se-iowa.net

The Hawkeye Valley Bell Project<<< To listen to a six minute report on the Bell Project broadcast on WIUM FM 91.3, MACOMB, ILLINOIS, click one of these choices:Real Player,  MP3,  Quicktime Audio     

     

DOWNTOWN BURLINGTON, IOWA LOOKING NORTH ACROSS THE HAWKEYE VALLEY UP THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.