Church Bell Rhythms

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
1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4
and then on the next iteration it might change to
1-2-3-4-1-2-3-5
then
2-2-3-4-1-2-3-5
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:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *