Tower of Voices

In Shanksville, Pa., the Flight 93 National Memorial includes Tower of Voices, a 93-foot-tall musical instrument comprising 40 wind chimes, each representing a passenger or crew member on United Flight 93. The Tower was designed by Los Angeles architect Paul Murdoch. He worked with Hamilton composer and Professor of Music Sam Pellman who devised the pitch for each of the 40 chimes. Tragically, Pellman died in a biking accident in 2017, almost a year before the Tower of Voices was dedicated on Sept. 9, 2018.

Tower of Voices and Sam Pellman

Tower of Voices pays tribute thanks to Sam Pellman

Professor of Music Sam Pellman created the pitch design for the Tower of Voices (TOV) at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pa.

Tower of Voices Chimes

Tower of Voices Chimes

Jon Bellona ’03, an audio production instructor in the School of Music and Dance at the University of Oregon, helped complete the Tower of Voices project after Professor Sam Pellman’s death.

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