Dance Chimes on Wikipedia, no news is good news?
Is no news good news for Wikipedia? For this assignment it was easy to pick a topic, something I feel passionate about, Dance Chimes, invented and designed by Alfons van Leggelo. You can read my post on Wikipedia here.
On 29 September, 2010 10.23am I uploaded my post to Wikipedia. No ‘bots’, no comments. Four days later: This page is still a new unreviewed article. Does that mean my topic is too boring to be reviewed? Not even a bot wants to touch it.
So I’m still waiting for feedback. Little information on the Internet exists about Dance Chimes, besides the manufacturer and distributor websites which makes it a perfect new topic for Wikipedia. But that makes it hard to verify more specifics about the instrument, like how many exist, the pitch, when exactly it was invented, even if I manage to get in contact with the inventor himself!
Background on Dance Chimes
In January 2008 I discovered Dance Chimes in Museumplein, Amsterdam while walking through the square at night, to hear a kind of chime-like glockenspiel sound. My attention was drawn to a a child of about 6 years old, jumping up and down on what appeared to be 9 bronze tiles. Amazing. I ran up to the ‘instrument’, waiting eagerly for my turn like a child in the playground. As a musician, I could recognise the notes immediately, and etched them in my mind as I ran home, knowing that this would be a great project for my band Birds of Lidingö to make a tune. And a tune we did make. The Stompstone Song.
– J from Birds of Lidingö
Richter Spielgeräte (English/German)