Panasonic GH1

Every day at 12:50 p.m., a concert rings throughout the University of Illinois campus from the Altgeld Hall Bell Tower. At the end of a staircase leading three stories above the roof, in a space half the size of a classroom, a 77-year-old retired environmental chemist swings away at wooden keyboard handles that are connected to 15 cables running upwards of 75 feet through the ceiling, over ancient pulleys, connected to the clappers that strike the bells four stories above. Her name is Sue Wood, and she is the Chimesmaster.

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Music: Kevin MacLeod, "Breaktime"


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