DAEJEON (TAEJON) : KOREA

*Location:

   Daejeon Institute of Science
     and Technology
       (was Hyechon College)
   333 Boksu-dong Seo-gu
   Daejeon, Chungchong, Korea
   LL: N 36.30384, E 127.37426 z19
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*Carillonist:

   Minjin O
   E: minjino/@/dst DOTac DOTkr

*Contact:

   Hyechon College
   333 Boksu-dong Seo-gu
   Taejon  302-715
   T: +82 42 580 6114-5
   F: +82 42 580 6119
   E: webmaster@dst.ac.kr
   - or -
   T: 580-6140

*Schedule:

   Automatic daily at 9am, 12, 6pm

*Remarks:

   "American standard" clavier; tower is
   an enlarged replica of Stanford U.
   Tower also contains a clock bell, Eb0,
   almost 11000 kg, the largest bell
   ever cast at Aarle-Rixtel.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 77 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C F   /    ----  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 2002
     with bells made by P & F       
   Auxiliary mechanisms: 36    
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:   E%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2003
*Links:

The Institute's Website (formerly here) is in 3 languages.  It opens with a photo that includes the tower; in the Korean version, most of the tower is visible, but in the English version, only the top of the tower is visible. A 6-page section about the tower and carillon (use the numbered menu across the top) is entirely in Korean, but has several interesting photos.  There is also a fisheye panorama taken in the belfry.  A news page includes some video clips, one of which shows a few moments of former GCNA President Dennis Curry playing the carillon.  There is a photo of the Guinness World Record certificate based on 78 bells, though one of those is not connected to the keyboard.

WCF article on this carillon, with tower photo

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Asian & Pacific Rim traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Asian & Pacific Rim traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Asian & Pacific Rim traditional carillons by year of completion.

Where the bass bell of this carillon ranks among all great bells in the Pacific Rim region.  (The next three bells can also be found in that list:  #2#3#4.)

Index to all traditional carillons in KR.

Index to all tower bell instruments in KR.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 15-Apr-16
   based on textual data last updated on 2016/04/06
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/04/12
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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