daniele di girolamo





Bells breathe wildly

sound system in water tower, one hour track, 2019




The relationships between the water cycle and human activities are analyzed through a process of timing manipulation identified as an investigative tool.

The people use the sound of the bells as information. Many signs are associated with them, not only for religious function, and some of these last still today. The sounds of the bells that indicate the rhythm of the human activity was recorded, next it was processed. The manipulation of these sounds consists in canceling the attack of the bells and preserving only their vibration and reverberation. In this way the clear rhythmic scan of the human activity was eliminated and the track obtained emulate the same fluid rhythm as flowing water. The original sounds were recorded in the bell tower of Guilmi. The final track was then reproduced inside the water tower of the same village,spreading the new rhythm of the bells in the surrounding landscape.


Bells breathe wildly is a work made during a residence by Guilmi Art Project, Italy, 2019.