Chimes for a Wall Drawing

by Wil Bolton

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'Chimes for a Wall Drawing' is a live recording of a performance at Tate Liverpool in August 2009, inspired by the gallery's display of Sol LeWitt's 'Wall Drawing #1136'.

In the spirit of Sol LeWitt's use of seriality and arbitrary systems, this electro-acoustic composition used the artwork as an inspiration and graphic score, mapping its seven spectrum colours onto the corresponding notes on coloured chime bars.

Chimes, handbell and electric guitar were processed live into elongated tones and drones, layered with electronics and field recordings made within the gallery and surrounding area.

Released by Cathedral Transmissions on digipak CD, in an edition of 50.


released June 25, 2011

Written and produced by Wil Bolton
Recorded live at Tate Liverpool, 15 August 2009
Chime bars, handbell, electric guitar, field recordings, electronics

Photography by Wil Bolton
Art direction by Antonymes

Thanks to Dave, Ian, Soo, Roger and Caitlin

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Wil Bolton's work uses guitars, acoustic instruments, vintage keyboards and effects to create warm and emotive melodies, fragmented and submerged among beds of droning ambient textures and environmental sounds.

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