Federation Bells are a set of 39 bronze bells located in Birrarung Marr in central Melbourne
Barney McAll with ASIO and the Federation Bells
Saturday 4 June, 12.00pm – free
As part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, home-grown jazz piano luminary Barney McAll is back from New York and celebrating with two specially-commissioned new works for the Federation Bells.
McAll will play the bells along with his self-made instrument called Chucky and members of the Australian Symbiotic Improvisers Orbit:
Stephen Magnusson – Moog Guitar
Leigh FIsher – Drums
Jordan Tarento – Acoustic Bass
Adrian Sherriff - Trombone, Bata Drums and Shakuhachi Flute
Throughout the festival a specially commissioned work of McAll’s will also play on the bells every hour on the hour of the festival.
This is a free event, so come down to the Federation Bells for a very special Melbourne International Jazz Festival aural feast!
Celebrate your AFL team’s win at the ’G by visiting Melbourne’s Federation Bells and hear your club’s song played like never before.
Walk across the William Barak pedestrian bridge to Birrarung Marr (towards Federation Square) after the match and take the time to enjoy the winning team’s song on the 39 upturned brass bells.
The Federation Bells also play the songs of competing teams in the hour leading up to each MCG match, so the next time you head to a game at the ’G make sure you stop by the bells to hear your club’s song.