Campanology

Campanology is an orchestral piece in which  dovetailing, spectral atmospheres decay and gain strength at altering speeds and durations. The material for this piece is derived from the spectral analysis of a peal of 8 bells at St. Giles-in-the-Fields, London. As a larger formal structure, I have employed the change-ringing composition Plain Hunt to navigate through the resulting material. The original set of bells at St Giles' are arranged from high (treble) to low (tenor) approximating the scale of F sharp major. In this way these inharmonic instruments immitate a diatonic scale. Using techniques of mimetic instrumental resynthesis, this piece replicates these surging explosions of sound as they interlock in the church tower, commenting on the boundaries of harmonic and inharmonic interplay that are involved.