2001
Complex Ringing Program



In 2001 Bagot Bell adapted two bells (in an Orthodox church) for electrical sounding of complex traditional rhythms, to mimic what is often done manually by a ringer.

The bells weigh about 50 and 100 kg. New support fittings and electrical chiming hammers were added. A new software program in the microprocessor-based controller was devised to give the special rhythms required. The nature of the tower called for careful acoustic isolation of the bells from the support beams (by rubber pads and spiral springs) -- this makes for purer sound and prevents the hammers' strikes from being transmitted into the church building.