Here we have another instrument that I built to use for my final piece. It combines a DJ kit toy with an ‘electro’ pen and cycles through samples in a rhythmic way. It uses five samples, and on each iteration of the loop, on of the samples is changed
For example, it might begin with a rhythm of
and then on the next iteration it might change to
and gradually, the rhythm changes into something new.
The way it does this is similar to the way in which a group of church bell ringers alter their patterns in ‘change ringing’ – hence the name – “Church Bell Rhythms”.
Watch this video to see it in action: