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TOM FARTHING, Change Ringing Teacher, The University of Chicago

Major: Chicago

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: 1983

Picture of Tom Farthing

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Tom Farthing has been a computer programmer, a teacher's aide in a special needs school and a change ringers for over 40 years. He loves showing people the intricacies of change ringing and how it develops concentration and a sense of interdependence.

Past Classes

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X830: Change Ringing - mathematical music in Rainstorm Summer 2021 (Aug. 14 - 15, 2021)
We explore the ancient art of English Change Ringing. Traditional English tower bells rotate through a full-circle which produces a powerful sound, but preclude the playing of "normal" music. However, a set of bells can be rung in succession to create a ribbon of sound. If the ringers ring the bells in rapid, structured, unique permutations, you have the challenging, fun, interdependent game of Change Ringing