Three Bells

Mitchell Herrmann
Jukebox

This narrative sound piece explores the history of globalization through three symbolically-significant bells, which together span the last 1000 years. Each of these bells represents a particular experience of space and place, from the ‘microspheric’ village worlds of medieval Europe to the radically interconnected, digital spaces of the present day.

This work is meant to be installed in a gallery via three separate headphone listening stations (one for each of the sections), in a binaural-spatialized format. The work has been submitted here as single, stereo (non-binaural) audio file, for greater listening convenience. The binaural version can be submitted upon request.

Three Bells

Mitchell Herrmann
Jukebox

Artist Statement

Mitchell Herrmann
Jukebox

Mitchell Herrmann is an American artist working with sound and moving image, currently located in the UK courtesy of the Marshall Scholarship. As an undergraduate, Herrmann studied film and sound art at Oberlin College and Conservatory. His creative projects have received a number of awards, including the SEAMUS Allen Strange Composition Award, the Klang International Competition, and the Franz Liszt Scholarship for Composition. Herrmann has completed residencies at the Hochschule für Musik in Weimar, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the Banff Centre in Alberta. His scholarly work on continental philosophy and French experimental music has been published in the Cambridge University journal Organised Sound.