A Bell for Every Minute

      During our walk on the High Line on my birthday, my wife and I made a point of seeing a new attraction by artist Stephen Vitiello called A Bell for Every Minute.  Vitiello recorded the sounds of 59 bells in New York City and the surrounding area, including the New York Stock Exchange, the UN Peace Bell, and Trinity Church.  A sculpture listing the 59 bells is mounted on the wall of the display area between 13th and 14th Streets, and a sculpture of a map of the New York City area is mounted next to it, with a line etched from each bell name to its location on the map, indicated by a light.  Each minute, one of the bells sounds through the speakers mounted in the tunnel space, and at the top of the hour a chorus of bells will sound. 

       It’s a great concept that shows Vitiello’s creativity and artistic talent.  Unfortunately, 9 months have taken their toll (no pun intended, really) on the display.  The lights showing each location were not working, so we had to rely on our limited knowledge of the bells (we immediately recognized the Stock Exchange) to guide us through the sounds.  If you do walk along the High Line, you should take a few minutes at this display. 

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!  

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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer



My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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