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Bell Synchresis

A sound sculpture
Ted Apel
speakers, bells, doll house speakers, sound
Boise Art Museum, December 2006-Jan. 2007.
Southwestern College, March 2007.

Two loudspeakers, one is electromagnetically shaken to cause two bells to sound, the other plays the sound of bells. Two doll house loudspeakers serve as the synchretic source of the recorded bell sounds. Synchresis is defined by Michel Chion as the "spontaneous and irresistible mental fusion ... that happens between a sound and a visual when these occur at exactly the same time."