Richard Chartier | Sketch for Winter

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"Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty... It seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated. When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind."

Wilson 'Snowflake' Bentley, 1925

Like the pristine clarity of a snowflake whose beauty is in indirect proportion to its size, Chartier's 'Sketch for Winter' - a mere six minutes of slowly melting splinters of sound - is a beautiful study in miniature. Crystalline tones fragment, a cascade of icy shards scatters leaving a digital wake, sparkling like an infinite field of glittering diamonds.

An extremely limited release of only 31 copies it seems a shame this release melted without being more widely heard. One can only hope that next winter a snowstorm or blizzard awaits us from 3 Particles...



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