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Carl Stone
Clock Tower Chimes

Project Area: CBD/South Park
Project: Grand Hope Park (Compositions)
Project Location: SE Corner of Hope and 9th Streets
Project Type: CRA Initiated


The clock tower chimes of the Grand Hope Park Clock Tower were composed by John Carter, Michael McNabb, and Ushio Torikai, and arranged by Carl Stone. These special chimes can be heard every half hour, with special sets that take place at noon and 5pm. The clock tower was designed by landscape architect Lawrence Halprin.
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Artist Profile

Carl Stone, a Los Angeles native and graduate of the California Institute of the Arts (BFA 1975), is arguably one of the leading composers living in the United States today.  Credited as a pioneer in the field, Stone has used computers in his live performances since 1986.  He is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Foundation for Performance Arts. Numerous theater directors and choreographers, including Hiroshi Koike, Akira Kasai, Bill T. Jones, Setsuko Yamada, Ping Chong, June Watanabe, Kuniko Kisanuki, Rudy Perez, Hae Kyung Lee, and Blondell Cummings, have used the artist’s music.  Stone now divides his time between San Francisco and Japan and is currently a professor in the Information Media Technology Department at Chukyo University School of Information Science and Technology in Japan.