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Quick Six / Stedman Doubles (1:00, 2012)

Quick Six is a change-ringing arrangement of S3, the six permutations of three things. Here the foreground sound (FM synthesized and subjected to varying effects) realizes Quick Six on three pitch registers. The plain course of Stedman Doubles is a change-ringing arrangement of A5, the 60 even permutations of five things. Here the foreground sound's five distinct timbres realize this. A Tibetan cymbal, sampled and ring-modulated, provides a treble obbligato referring perhaps to the much larger usual subjects of change-ringing.

Software used for this: Digital Performer, FM8, Reaktor, Amadeus Pro, Mathematica, and Mac OS X.