Carillon Sound Tower
Charnwood Arts is working with six schools taking part in making some brand-new recordings of not only the Carillon instrument, but also record within the space of The Carillon Tower itself. The space is currently empty before being reimagined so this gives us a unique opportunity to record sounds and narration created by the pupils and develop a number of soundscapes that will be timeless, and a one-off opportunity to stamp their personal involvement as when the Tower is redeveloped, the sound of the space as it is will disappear.
The Carillon Tower is seen as a symbol of the town and the image of the Tower has been used on signs for Loughborough and by many local businesses. In 2023 the Carillon Tower celebrates its centenary and still standing strong. Having been awarded Arts Council England funding, Charnwood Borough Council is busy working with a leading design agency to explore the possibilities for the Carillon Tower’s heritage and museum spaces; playing with ideas and including creative ways to use objects and stories and that's where we come in!