Relic (Button)

Relic (Button) comprises a very short composition made from MIDI data algorithmically extracted from a field recording of a specially composed bell peal rung by bell ringers at St.Edmundsbury Cathedral on the Queens Platinum Jubilee on 4th June 2022. The data is used to trigger a sample of the bell used by Town Crier Tony Appleton in Bury St. Edmunds to recreate a section of the peal played on the Jubilee day. The brevity of the piece was dictated by the digital limitations of the sound button hardware on which it resides. The sound button will be placed on a random street in Bury St.Edmunds, Suffolk as part of the project groving by curator Barbara Dougan, to be found and played, or perhaps removed, by inquisitive members of the public.