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Frith, Fred: Nowhere, Sideshow, Thin Air (ReR/ Fred Records)

Three distinct commissions for dance performed by Frith & Carla Kihlstedt; Frith & Carla with Fred Guiliano & Gail Brand; and with Frith, Hande Erdem & Threresa Wong.
 

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UPC: 752725902120

Label: ReR/ Fred Records
Catalog ID: ReR/FRA 7
Squidco Product Code: 12279

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded and mixed at Guerrilla Recordings, Oakland by Myles Boisen, 2008.


Personnel:

Fred Frith-electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, computing, samples, radio, running, bass mbira, low-grade violin, voice

Carla Kihlstedt-violin

Sarah Gail Brand-trombone cameo

Fred Giuliani-samples

Hande Erdem-violin

Theresa Wong-cello

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Artist Biographies:

"Carla Kihlstedt (born 1971) is an American composer, violinist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and currently working from a home studio on Cape Cod.

She is a founding member of Tin Hat Trio (1997, renamed Tin Hat), Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Book of Knots, Causing a Tiger and Rabbit Rabbit. Other musical projects include 2 Foot Yard, Charming Hostess and Minamo (Carla Kihlstedt & Satoko Fujii). She is a recognized classical composer who has performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), has worked occasionally on projects with Tom Waits and Fred Frith, and recorded numerous albums as a guest or session musician. Kihlstedt has studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

In February 2012 she founded Rabbit Rabbit with her husband (and former Sleepytime Gorilla Museum drummer) Matthias Bossi. Rabbit Rabbit released their debut album, Rabbit Rabbit Radio - Vol. 1 in 2013. The band revolves around a song-a-month subscription website called Rabbit Rabbit Radio."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carla_Kihlstedt)
4/15/2019

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"Sarah Gail Brand: trombonist composer arranger tutor workshop leader. Born in London, 1971.

Described by The Wire magazine as the most exciting trombone player for years, Sarah Gail Brand has recorded and performed on the international Jazz and Improvised Music since the early 1990s with Mark Sanders, John Edwards, Martin Hathaway, Billy Jenkins, Elton Dean, Evan Parker, Phil Minton, Lol Coxhill, Alexander Hawkins, Maggie Nicols, Rachel Musson, Wadada Leo Smith, Jason Yarde, Steve Beresford and countless others. She appears in Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, series 1 & 2 (BBC TV) and with Stewart in the 2014 documentary film Taking the Dog for a Walk.

Current ongoing performing projects include:

Brand/Sanders duo with Mark Sanders (drums);

Deep Trouble Trio with Paul Rogers (7 string double bass) and Mark Sanders (drums);

Brand/Beresford/Edwards/Sanders (Steve Beresford- electronics, piano,John Edwards- double bass) This ensemble also works as a quartet with Mark Sanders (drums)

SGB Sextet: SGB (trombone), Nicholas Malcolm (trumpet), Martin Hathaway (reeds), Liam Noble (piano), Dave Whitford (double bass) Mark Sanders (drums)

Rosenblatt with Sam Eastmond: SGB (trombone), Hannah Marshall (cello), Mick Foster (bass clarinet), Moss Freed (guitar), Mark Lewandowski (double bass), Will Glaser (drums).

Sarah's composing credits include an original score for the Charlie Chaplin classic Easy Street, premiered at the Barbican Cinema, London in 2013; incidental music for the 2014 short Low Down Alley Blues; We Should Consider The Possibility- Piece for Improvising Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra, premiered by the Guildhall Improvised Music Ensemble and the Southbank Sinfonia in 2014.

Sarah was a guest presenter on Jazz on 3 (BBC Radio 3) 2009-2016, is a professor of Improvisation at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and a qualified Music Therapist.

Sarah is currently studying for her PhD in Improvised Music at Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent."

-Sarah Gail Brand Website (http://www.sarahgailbrand.net/biography/)
4/15/2019

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track listing:


1. Nowhere To Run 5:17

2. Nowhere Near 3:19

3. Nowhere To Be Seen 3:10

4. Nowhere Else 1:43

5. Nowhere Can Compare 2:21

6. Getting Nowhere 2:27

7. Going Nowhere 2:25

8. Nowhere To Hide 3:08

9. Sideshow: Clearing The Throat 3:34

10. Sideshow: Show Time 7:24

11. Sideshow: On Or In The Wing 3:13

12. Sideshow: Act Two 3:31

13. Sideshow: Angels With Thirty Faces 5:17

14. Sideshow: In Which All May Have Been Resolved 5:27

15. Sideshow: Ghost Of BB 1:48

16. Sideshow: Ms. Mac Drinks And Goes Home 1:19

17. Thin Air: Ladders 6:52

18. Thin Air: Screened 1:35

19. Thin Air: Plastic 3:01

20. Thin Air: Running 3:51

21. Thin Air: Falling 3:27

22. Thin Air: Fast Feet 2:29
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"This is Frith's sixth CD of music for dance, featuring three commissions by three different choreographers each sharing, as Fred says ' a certain obsession with melodic deconstruction.' Two of them feature - and were especially written for - the remarkable violinist Carla Kihlstedt. Fred and Carla perform one of them (Fred playing a huge array of instruments here as on all pieces), are joined by Fred Guiliano, (samples) and Gail Brand (trombone) on another, while the third features Fred, Hande Erdem (violin) and Threresa Wong (cello). These are complex studio compositions characterised by a deceptive simplicity, layers and plateaux, rhythm and colour."-ReR USA



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