Musical bell sculptures combine elements of sculpture, architecture, sound, and performance in imaginative ways that have never been done before. In the past, bells were primarily used in tall church towers. Over time they were cast and set in free-standing structures, and were later placed in open public spaces.
Today, Christoph Paccard continues its tradition of innovation by incorporating bells directly into sculptural works of art that are being installed in colleges, universities, town squares, corporate complexes, and other public places.
Each bell sculpture is fashioned to create a special atmosphere and sensation for those who experience its beauty and each is completely unique. Enhanced by the minor third intrinsic to cast bronze bells, the ringing of a bell sculpture helps create a place of reflection, peace, and introspection.
Visual and Auditory Harmony
Therefore, these sculptures are not just visually appealing; they are actual functioning musical instruments. Each bell sculpture is different, and is designed to enhance its surroundings by eliciting unique moods and images, both from its design, and from its use of music. Having a bell sculpture on a campus is a reassuring and peaceful presence that honors our past, celebrates our present, and inspires our future.
Bell sculptures are made up of Paccard cast bronze bells in combination with a structure created in the imagination of a designer. Some bell sculpture works of art are based on a minimalist concept with very few bells and a visual focus. Others have many bells that are incorporated into the structure to offer expanded musical possibilities. Whether it′s one bell or many, the beautifully resonant sound of Paccard bells gives each bell sculpture its stature as a fine work, bringing art and music to each community it serves.
The structure of the bell sculptures is only limited by imagination. Stainless steel is often used, however, other metals and materials can be utilized. Every bell sculpture is a one-of-a-kind work of art that reflects the imagination of its creators, as well as the spirit of those in the community in which it serves. It is a legacy for future generations, rooted in pride of accomplishment and a sense of common goals.