Gdańsk carillon in global 'Healing Bells' performance

On Thursday at noon a carillon in the belfry of the Main City Hall in Gdansk, northern Poland, will play the composition "Healing Bells" in a worldwide performance of the piece marking the UNESCO World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

On the same day at noon local time, 'Healing Bells' will also be played by carillons in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, and the US.

Based on Ukrainian folk songs, 'Healing Bells' was composed by Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra from the US and Dutch journalist Jet Schouten.

The Polish performance will be heard live and transmitted by drones.

A carillon is a musical instrument typically housed in the belfry of a church or public building. It consists of at least 23 cast bronze bells, played serially to produce a melody, or together to sound a chord.

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