Dartington Carillon Project

About Us

Angus Noble has been designer engineer for over 20 years and has contributed to the design of many world-class racing yachts as well as designing an Oscar-winning movie camera housing, racing bicycles and other high performance tools. Angus is also a luthier and has built violins and cellos for a number of professional musicians.

Angus designed the mast for the Pete Goss Team Phillips catamaran that was built in Totnes. Building the yacht became a huge community project with 5000 visitors a week coming to visitor centre and many local micro sponsors. To help get the boat built on time Angus recruited local people who learnt new skills and have gone onto to successful careers in boatbuilding.

For Angus the strength of the community involvement and providing work and training were the most significant aspects of the project – far outweighing the untimely loss of the boat itself. His vision for the carillon is that it will foster a similar level of local enthusiasm and opportunity for training.

Contact: angus(at)dartingtoncarillon.org

Nick Comer-Calder has a background in media having worked at the BBC’s education department and eventually becoming SVP of Discovery Networks Europe. Over the last 3 years Nick has been created a range of high-performance carbon fibre cases for guitars, violins and laptops. Angus Noble led much of the technical development of the cases.

Nick’s comittment to the carillon stems from his enthusiasm for learning, his pursuit of innovation and desire to communicate new ideas.

Contact: nick(at)dartingtoncarillon.org

Marcus Vergette is a sculptor, film-maker, composer and working musician playing double bass. For the past 3 years Marcus has been working on a bell which will be rung by the movement of the tide – the Time and Tide Bell. For this piece he has developed a unique new bell form which sounds a melody of different notes from one strike. The project is to mount a bell at the high tide mark at diverse sites around the country. The movement of the water at high tide will move the clapper to strike the bell, creating a constantly shifting pattern. The strike of the bell will make a mark in time, connecting that spot, that moment, to the movement of the moon, and the sea.



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