Public Art

Dance Chimes

By Alfons Van Leggelo
Category: Miscellaneous


Dance Chimes consists of nine bronze tiles equipped with mechanical sound elements. The sound elements were engineered by the European company Richter Spielgerate GmbH. The Dance Chimes are tuned to a five-note scale, a form of scale used in folk melodies around the world. Dancing or walking on the tiles activates a hammer mechanism that creates the bell-like sounds.

Courtesy of the Gateway Foundation.

Dimensions: 3.5′ x 3.5′
Year Completed: 1970s
Material: Bronze
Owner: Gateway Foundation

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