Frozen Clinamen is a serie of works started by Failure Circle in autumn 2017. It follows a simple method inspired by the the possibilities of his no-input mixer set-up and the will to use a limited sound material in a posteriori compositions. All the sounds included in these works are recordings of moments that feature no human intervention. Frozen Clinamen #4 was recorded and mixed between June and August 2019, and released by Snow in Water Records in October 2019. Mastering and artwork by Nicolas Tourney.
Special thanks to John Krausbauer, Kaori Suzuki and Nicolas Tourney (Snow in Water records).
step (1) Tweaking the set-up until it produces some seemingly autonomously self-sustained sound sequences.
step (2) Stopping tweaking, then recording for at least 20 minutes without any intervention on the set-up.
step (3) Repeating steps (1) & (2) several times.
step (4) Using the generated sounds as only source in a posteriori compositions. The only variations used while mixing are equalization, panoramics and volume levels.
step (5) play it at low/high volume with open/closed window while complety asleep / fully conscious.
This work is a single 2hours long piece but has been splitted in 3 parts only for convenience reasons