. . . is a piece that was composed over a period of a year & a half.  I composed them out of order; the second one coming first.  These are indeed three separate mechanisms; each of them having their own method of creation.    Some Technical Information on the Second Movement (if you are interested) This second movement, was composed using a mathematical system of the arrangement of the numerical sequence :     1 2 3 4 5 6 7         This sequence sounds pretty basic, but that is the beauty of it.  I then take a modular formula (found in "modular arithmetic") to obtain the numerical series that I want.  In modular arithmetic, you are dealing with a circular formation of numbers.  & what you are thinking right now IS : "What the HELL is this guy talking about?  Right?"  Well, everyday, human beings whom live with time, deal with modular arithmetic, & does not even know they are doing it.       PROOF:  Someone is asked to meet at an appointment in 3 hrs. & the time is now 10am.  Now in normal math 10 + 3 is 13, BUT in modular arithmetic, the answer is 1(if of course you are NOT in the military).  SEE!!!         So the formula I used is as follows :                 x-1-1(mod7)     x-2-1(mod7)    x-3-1(mod7)    x-4-1(mod7)     x-5-1(mod7)    x-6-1(mod7)    x-7-1(mod7)        **but in order to obtain the next "x" term, you must add "x" to itself.  Sounds complicated, but it's not.** I'll give you a start on the numeric sequence that this formula gives with the base sequence of 1 - 7.             First start with x=1             x-1-1(mod7) = 1-1-1    which equals 6    Then to obtain the next "x", add 6 to itself      6+6(mod7)=5             x-2-1(mod7) = 5-2-1    which equals 2    Then again add "x" to itself    2+2(mod7)=4             x-3-1(mod7) = 4-3-1    which equals 7             . . . . . . . etc . . . . . . . until it repeats after 21 times through.  The first three are exemplified here.         Then when I finished with this, I broke the numbers into subgroups.   Example is the first 6 : being turned into 1 + 4 + 1.  Then assigned an eighth note to the number 1.   So the first 6 in musical terms would be eighth + 4eighths + eighth. So there's the introduction of the process used for the Marimba part's rhythmic sequence. If anyone is crazy enough to hear the rest or get any clarifications, LET ME KNOW - "Contact ME"!!!                                                                Duration of the Mechanisms:                                                                                                                                     I.      6.02'                                                                                                                                    II.     1.05'                                                                                                                                   III.     3.54'