Frith, Fred / Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles - Something About This Landscape For Ensemble CD

SKU 05-SR 536CD
Fred Frith - guitar, composition
Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles:
Berten D'Hollander – flute
Charles Michiels – clarinet
Adrien Lambinet – trombone
Hughes Kolp – guitar
Pierre Quiriny – percussion
Claire Bourdet et Laurent Houque – violins
Karel Coninx – viola
Jean-Paul Zanutel – cello
Jean-Paul Dessy - conductor

"From his early days with Henry Cow, Fred Frith was seen as a brilliant instrumentalist and improviser, but what has been overlooked is what a first-rate composer he is. This recording offers both aspects. His most complex orchestral composition and two selected improvisations with the Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles. Fred Frith, as an infusion of energy and inspiration."

"Something about this Landscape was commissioned by Ars Musica in 2018. I composed the piece during a residency at Lou Harrison's straw-bale house in the desert at Joshua Tree, California. It's an inspiring place for a number of reasons -- the silence, the light, the life, the history. The extraordinary diversity of birds during the migration season. Both other pieces are improvisations. The first one is the one we did during the concert (in public), the other one, very different, is the one we did during the dress rehearsal (on the day of the concert)." --Fred Frith
  • LabelSub Rosa
  • UPC5411867115366
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