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Design in Primes (2:36, 1989)

The “design” here is a one-dimensional patchwork of timbral and rhythmic themes. The materials of the design are: 1) a one-pitch timbral “melody” presented by four FM synthesizer sounds designed by the composer, 2) a rhythmic accompaniment provided by two sampled percussive sounds, and 3) regularly recurring gong-like combinations of one of the melody sounds. Accents (of loudness, duration, or brightness) recur at intervals of 7 or 5 (less frequently 3 or 2) basic time units.