The Harmonic Canon began in 2013 with an idea by sculpture and musician Marcus Vergette who proposed that he create a large bell that was mobile and I create a piece of music for it. Using finite element analysis, a computerised method of predicting the vibrational properties of a theoretical object, the idea developed into a pair of bells, tuned a semi-tone apart to encourage the sonic interference or beating effect of two pitches close together.  Three years later the bell is resident in the courtyard of Trinity Laban at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich and I have completed a week or research and development with the extraordinarily talented US based arx duo. Two twenty-one minute pieces for bell and metal percussion will be completed in 2017 with recording due for Easter and a release on the Nonclassical label to follow. 

This project is kindly supported by PRS for Music Foundation


The results of initial experiemnts in July 2016.