Steel structure, aluminum tubes, resin cylinders, wooden walls, rubber rings - 7'10" long x 8'2" tall x 5'2" wide , Edition of 3 - Plaza Athénée, Paris (France), 2014
The Carileon is an outdoor musical sculpture at the crossroads between church bells and wind-chimes. Its name is derived from the French word "Carillon", a religious musical instrument housed in a belfry and composed of at least twenty-three bells. It is composed of a series of aluminum tubes varying in diameters and lengths, each containing a wooden ball connected to a resin cylinder. The bells can be played serially to produce a melody or together to form a chord.
The sculpture operates musically on two levels; while the wind swings the tubes against the balls and plays clear sounds, the tubes are also meant to be played with felt mallets by a musician, creating soft melodies. These two musical dimensions allow musicians to play a seamless melody together with nature.
Jinlap performance at Sebastien Leon's studio in New York (2015).