Chime Installations 

   

Locations

  1. ChimeSF (MSPF 2015)

      Summary: ChimeSF is an interactive public art installation that uses music and movement to engender a sense of community and well being.

      What it is: ChimeSF is a fun and engaging public art installation that uses music and movement to promote physical activity in public space. Built          with a blend of metal and wood, there is no electronic component of ChimeSF, it is built to respond to touch…

      

      How it’s played: A simple push on one large wooden panel set into motion a series of sounds, an exploration of connectivity and smiles.

      Purpose: To bring people together

      Links to Articles: AutoDesk video https://youtu.be/9Fh0r5VCIoA?list=PL_6ApchKwjN-NdXiwmwoZyUNaiyWVXyfl

  2. Chime v2 (MSPF 2016)

     Summary: The second version of Chime is a more robust version of ChimeSF and is meant to meet the Market Street Prototyping Festival’s 2 year           installation threshold. While Chime’s design varied from ChimeSF’s design, the ultimate goal is the same to be an interactive public art installation         that uses music and movement to engender a sense of community and wellbeing.

     What it is: Chime is a fun and engaging public art installation that uses music and movement to promote physical activity in public space. Built             with a blend of metal and wood, there is no electronic component of Chime, it is built to respond to touch… Chime is also meant to be even more         inclusive than ChimeSF. By redesigning the wooden handles and lowering the arc’s center, Chime is fully compliant with the Americans with                 Disabilities Act (ADA). 

     How it’s played: A simple push on one large wooden panel set into motion a series of sounds, an exploration of connectivity and smiles.

     

     Purpose: To bring people together

     Links to Articles: Mills College Quarterly: https://issuu.com/millsquarterly/docs/2015summer/22

  3. YBCA100

     Summary: Every year, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts releases the YBCA 100 list, which recognizes the artists, leaders, activists, thinkers, movers,       and dreamers who are using their creative and political power to enact change.

     What it is: The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) invited the Chime installation to be featured at their 2016 YBCA 100 event. Chime was           showcased on the plaza overlooking the Yerba Buena Gardens Public park and Cultural Space. The attendees of the YBCA 100 were able to               engage with Chime throughout the event. 

     Purpose: At the Summit, artists, activists, policy makers, and cultural and community leaders were able to gather and discuss their work developing       critical solutions for social progress while engaging with the Chime installation.

     Links to Articles: From the 2016 event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbicKOE2P8w

  4. Palo Alto

     Summary: Chime, an interactive sound sculpture by artists Dan Gottwald and Scott Watkins was installed on King Plaza in downtown Palo Alto           from May - August in 2016.

     What it is: As written in Palo Alto Online “Reach out and touch a wall and suddenly you're the musician, ringing out the notes and rhythms of the         sonic sculpture. Meet "Chime": the city's newest interactive piece of public art.” The Palo Alto Public Art Program has dedicated King Plaza as a           space for ongoing, rotating temporary art exhibitions, Chime was installed during the summer of 2016 and the artists, Dan Gottwald and Scott           Watkins were on hand for a community listening session, demonstration and to answer community questions.

     How it’s played: With a simple push to one of the exterior panels, an inner pendulum is activated, which strikes one of the metal, tubular chimes           (the fourteen chimes are tuned to notes a fourth apart from each other, in the key of C). The pendulum then swings back and forth, gently rocking         the curved panels and continuing the sounds, depending on the pressure of the push.

     Purpose: Provide an art installation that is interactive and playful in Kings Plaza at Palo Alto’s City Hall

     Links to Articles: Palo Alto video

     https://www.facebook.com/nadya.chuprina.5/videos/10154082102691425/

     Palo Alto article

     http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/05/25/chime-to-ring-some-changes

   5. Houston Chime

     Summary: Chime Houston is an interactive sound installation by artists Dan Gottwald and Scott Watkins fabricated exclusively for the Downtown           Houston Association.

     What it is: As written in Houston’s Culture Map “amid the Main Street Square Art Blocks, Chime looks a bit like someone built a cute wooden               shack in front of the former Sakowitz department store building along the METRORail line between Lamar and Dallas Streets.” 

     How it’s played: Two sides of Chime consist of vertical panels, a bit like the peddles of a piano, but they’re meant to be gently pushed with hands.       Within the giant wooden instrument, the panels cause the pendulums to swing and hit the interior chimes. Just by giving the panel a slight shove a       passerby becomes a musician, but don’t be surprised if your solo soon becomes a duet.

     Purpose: Chime lets us all become musicians and compose our own special melody to share with all of downtown Houston.

     Links to Articles: https://houston.culturemap.com/news/arts/12-05-16-pop-up-sculpture-lets-you-compose-a-special-tune-for-downtown-houston/?           fbclid=IwAR2NnStDYESVJWJCwNCiShV3Ovi-AT7uKQ8b0B-UkHulWq_G8Po6fq_shxI#slide=0