No-input mixing is a way of creating music with no external sound sources connected to the inputs of the mixer. By feeding its inputs to its own outputs, or vice versa, internal feedback will be generated, and these are basically oscillators. The internal feedback can be controlled by different switches, knobs, buttons on the mixer board. However, the interference between different connections can result some really unpredictable sounds, and this creates a whole independent system of its own.
“the Dwarf in the Flask” is a composition that attempts to explore various sounds, patterns, and timbers in a no-input mixer. “the Dwarf in the Flask” was written for SICPP Electronic Workshop 2017.