University Releases “Ripple Effects: New Music for Carillon at the University of Chicago”

April 7, 2020

The University of Chicago has released Ripple Effects: New Music for Carillon at the University of Chicago. The album features five live recordings from its historic Rockefeller Carillon New Music Festival, performances by award-winning musicians including University of Chicago carillonneur Joey Brink, and a composition by Grammy-winning composer Augusta Read Thomas.

The title track, composed by Thomas expressly for the Rockefeller carillon, was commissioned by Rockefeller Memorial Chapel in honor of its former Dean, Elizabeth Davenport. The piece features a massive cluster chord, during which all 72 of the Rockefeller carillon’s bells are rung at the same time.

The album is available to stream on various platforms including:

For further information about the album, Joey Brink, and Rockefeller Chapel, please visit https://rockefeller.uchicago.edu/.