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STORY OF ORIGIN

 

1994   first idea of building a travelling carillon 
1997,July 19th-23rd   Festival EUROCARILLON in Spain, temporary observer statute 
1997,July 22nd   promise of building a new carillon in the Czech Republic with the deadline of five years 
1998,April 15th   the project "Travelling Carillon of Prague" within the framework of PRAGUE 2000 - EUROPEAN CITY OF CULTURE 
1999,May 6th  

the project was included into the programme structure of PRAGUE 2000, promise of financial participation, term of the first concert fixed for September 29th, 2000

 
1999,May   first steps of the work 
1999,June   the sculptress starts her work of decoration of the bells 
1999,September   cooperation agreements with CLOCK-O-MATIC and ROYAL EIJSBOUTS 
1999,November   patterns for art decoration of bells are ready 
1999,December   financial participation of PRAGUE 2000 reduced, searching for new sponsors 
2000,April   two main sponsors cancelled their agreements 
2000,May   wax models of all bells in Asten 
2000,June  the TOWN HALL OF PRAGUE becomes a member of the project 
2000,July  modification of project: extension from 50 to 57 bells 
2000,September   project of bell frame, keyboard etc. 
2000,October 13th   concert of EIJSBOUTS TRAVELLING CARILLON at the occasion of EUROPEAN BELL-FOUNDERS MEETING in Prague 
2000,October 20th   the first of the new bells for TRAVELLING CARILLON was brought to Prague for exhibition
2000,October 28th  concert of ARPAC TRAVELLING CARILLON in Prague at the occasion of the Bank Holiday 
2000,December  54 of 57 bells had been cast 
2001,January  starting the construction of bell-frame 
2001,February 2nd   concert of EIJSBOUTS TRAVELLING CARILLON closing the event PRAGUE 2000 - EUROPEAN CITY OF CULTURE 
2001,April   production of hand hammered clappers 
2001,May  all bells are ready, transport from Asten to CLOCK-O-MATIC/Belgium for completing the bell-frame 
2001,June/July  finishing works 
2001,August   testing, adjusting
2001,August 24th  delivery from Belgium to the Czech Republic 
2001,September 3rd   inaugural concert of the "TRAVELLING CARILLON OF PRAGUE" in Prague 6, Royal Garden 
2001,September 5th-9th  Festival EUROCARILLON 2001 in Prague, the Czech Republic became full member  
   
   

 

 

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