HOW TO TWEAK A BELL: THE DISTANCE BETWEEN SOUND AND MUSIC

Bells are both musical and mythical instruments, being also called “The voice of God that calls people to church”, states Radu Blotor, the owner of a foundry of bells from Maramures.

He produces bells for over 12 years, and not only he produces them, but also tweaks them, so that they reproduce different musical notes when they are tolled, to be melodious and a pleasure for those who listens to them.

Tweaking and transforming them from objects that produce sounds into objects that produce music is done through the processing of the bells’ walls. Each note is produced at a different thickness of the walls, so the interior walls of the bell are thinning until they produce the note we want”, says Radu Blotor.

Over time his company realized complex systematized bells, connected to a computer, which can play different songs when connected to a computer. Lately these are the most wanted even though their price is net superior.

Material taken from Adevarul.ro by Adrian Caraba.