While the work around the Pictish drum and Wemyss Caves continues a recent project has literally fallen into my lap! Back in November 2018 an elder from St John's Kirk in the centre of Perth emailed me to discuss the possibility of recording the Carillon located in the church tower. A collection of 35 tuned bells, some date to the 15 century that are operated by an incredible mechanical structure played using a crude set of wooden levers laid out as a standard 2 and half octave keyboard. Having paid initial visits to scout out the church premises and meet with the key liaison personnel, I have again been invited back to meet the carillonneur, Ian Cassells and make some preliminary recordings of a Burns recital taking place the afternoon of the 25/01/2019. Whilst there impulse response recordings of the church were taken, it being a most impressive space, nearly on the scale of a cathedral. These newly acquired IR edit files are available ton audition or download from the Main Hub menu.
St. John's is one of the oldest churches in Perth with parts of the structure dating back to early Medieval times and as such is situated right in the centre of Perth only a block South of the river Tay.
The rambling thoughts and musings of an audio engineer/sound designer turned archaeoacoustician