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Clown Phase

by the winterval conspiracy

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RadioBooWah When I saw the title I thought it was the perfect comment for this (or perhaps any) era of politics. Turns out it was really lovely musical interlude which took me out of that kind thinking.
Love that the idea came from a dream. Phased out and augmented Sondheim leads to a moment of inner peace. Favorite track: Clown Phase.


So how this came about was I had a bizarre dream about an experimental performance of this song played by two pianists at the same time - one a proper pianist, the other a beginner who kept making mistakes - and not listening to each other; the point of the experimental performance was the interesting phasing effects created. I woke up part way through the performance and thought 'well that could make for an interesting piece' and decided to have a go at making it for real


released December 4, 2022
Originally based on Send In The Clowns, from A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim

Adapted from an original MIDI file by Kar Bunty Pritchard Jones - midis101.com/free-midi/51346-kar-bunty-pritchard-jones-send-in-the-clowns




the winterval conspiracy Birmingham

Drawing on influences as diverse as classical Indian, Arabic, and Iranian music, Terry Riley, Karlheinz Stockhausen Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mike Oldfield, Tangerine Dream, Philip Glass, Pink Floyd, The Residents, Miles Davis, Vangelis, & European folk music, the attempt is to take fusion to its limits & create a musical soundworld which defies category. The Winterval Conspiracy is simon gray. ... more

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