Bell, Bowl, and Mixer: Spatial MP3

The Touch Radio podcast has taken a break from its pure field-recording mode for a proper live performance, and what a performance it is. Recorded last December at the National Pantheon in Lisbon, Portugal, “Book of Hours” (MP3) captures the intensely dense waves of sound resulting from a combination of bells, bowls, and glasses rung and struck, echoing in the depths of the Pantheon’s massive dome, and further expanded courtesy of what Touch describes as “space multi-channel diffusion and real-time processing.”

[audio:|titles=”Book of Hours”|artists=Paulo Raposo & Carlos Santos & João Silva]

The performers are Paulo Raposo on said processing, Carlos Santos on “glass and bell,” and João Silva on “crystal bowl.” More details and additional photos at

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