October 27, 2009
Podcast 70: Heavy Metal, Steven Ball on the BellsYou may be familiar with the music of Steven Ball, '00, MMUS'03, AMusD'08, even if you don't realize it. This is strange when you consider that he performs on massive instruments. One is the carillon in Burton Tower, which consists of 55 bells with a combined weight of 43 tons. The other is the Barton organ at the Michigan Theater, where part of his job is to accompany silent films. Learn about Ball's unique and musical life in our latest podcast. Extra links: Steven Ball, www.stevenball.com; Stearns Collection, www.music.umich.edu/research/stearns_collection/index.htm.
Posted by bwhites at October 27, 2009 08:49 AM