Techno Handbells?!

Posted By Derek Nance on Jan 3, 2013 | 1 comment

We thought we would start off the year with something completely different:
While thinking of random and crazy things we could do here at the blog, a friend of mine began talking about how he loves playing his key-tar and doing electronic remixes.  *lightbulb*  Percussion instruments sound awesome when they are played through effects units and ripped apart in remixing software.  What would handbells sound like if somebody did a remix?

Now the Green Blade Riseth” by Kevin McChesney, performed by Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble and remixed by Julian McConnell.  (If you’re having problems hearing it on Soundcloud, you can also listen on Youtube).

My favorite segment is 2:00-2:30.

Has anybody else tried something along these lines?

In case you are interested, here is the original:

Let us know what you think, or if there are any recordings you think would remix well.