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Frith, Fred: Middle of the Moment (Recommended Records)


 

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UPC: 752725900621

Label: Recommended Records
Catalog ID: ReR FRO05
Squidco Product Code: 4019

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2004
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack

Personnel:

Tim Hodgkinson-clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone

Fred Frith-guitar, bass, violin, keyboards, percussion

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Frith, Fred
Soundtracks, Movie Scores, &c.
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Before April-2006

descriptions, reviews, &c.
"Continuing the definitive Fred edition, this is the CD based on Fred's music for the second film he made with Humbert and Penzel - following nomads - that features, along with Fred's compositions and re-workings, a restless and gripping unfolding of atmospheric locations, tuareg and other musics, ethongraphic material and times captured. A collage or a soundwork rather than a straightforwardly musical composition, this is a serious and unfairly marginalised piece (because it falls between worlds?) that nevertheless succeeds brilliantly once the ear is fully opened. A meditation too on the power - and the enigma - of recording."-ReR Megacorp

Artist Biographies:

"Tim Hodgkinson (b. 1949) studied social anthropology at Cambridge, and co-founded the politically and musically radical group HENRY COW with Fred Frith in 1968. In addition to composing, he has a long involvement in improvisation, and came back to anthropology in the 1990's with research into music and shamanism in Siberia.

He has participated in many concerts with Iancu Dumitrescu's Hyperion Ensemble both as bass clarinetist and composer and conductor. His compositions have been interpreted in such international festivals as: Spectrum XXI (Brussels, Paris, Geneva, , Berlin, London), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (U.K.) where he was a featured composer in 2007, Craiova and Ploiesti Festivals (Romania), Guarda Festival (Portugal), Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte di Montepulciano (Italy), Konfrontationen Festival (Austria), Nordlyd Festival (Norway), Musique Action (France) and the European Symposium of Experimental Music at Barcelona.

His Piece for Harp and Cello was selected for the SPNM shortlist in 2005. His composition SHHH was accepted for the IMEB electroacoustic music archive at Bourges in 2006. His piece Fragor appeared in the Martin Scorsese film Shutter Island in 2010. He has worked with Hyperion Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Ne(X)tworks, the Bergersen String Quartet, London Sinfonietta, Insomnio Ensemble, Phoenix Ensemble, Basler Schlagzeug Trio, Nidaros Slagverkensemble, Bindou Ensemble.

As an improvising musician on reeds and lap steel guitar Tim Hodgkinson has performed all over the world with many of the most acclaimed artists in the field, and continues to be fully engaged in the celebrated Konk Pack trio with Roger Turner and Thomas Lehn. In 2009 he released KLARNT - a CD of solo clarinet improvisations.

With Ken Hyder, and Gendos Chamzyryn from Tuva, he works in the K-Space project: numerous tours of Europe and Siberia and CD releases - including INFINITY, a set of recordings that uses customised software to re-compose the music with each listening. In 2009, K-Space developed a sound-installation for the exhibition Shamans of Siberia at the Museum of Ethnology in Stuttgart.

As a writer, he has published articles and reviews on improvised music, musique concrète, spectralism, the ethnomusicology of shamanism, and the aesthetic problems of the impact of new technology on contemporary music - in, amongst others, Perspectives of New Music, Arcana, Contemporary Music Review, Musicworks, The Wire, Cambridge Anthropology, Variant, Rer Quarterly, and Resonance Magazine. His book, MUSIC AND THE MYTH OF WHOLENESS will be published by MIT in January 2016.

He has given lectures, workshops and seminars at Cagliari and Lyon Conservatoires, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, at Goldsmiths College and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, at Istanbul, Edinburgh and Cornell Universities, and art schools in several European countries, at COMA summer school, and at the Verband für Aktuelle Musik in Hamburg where he was artist in residence in 2010."

-Tim Hodgkinson Website (http://www.timhodgkinson.co.uk/information.html)
7/10/2017

"Though the point of reference for many remains the iconic band Henry Cow, which he co-founded in 1968 and which broke up more than 30 years ago, Fred Frith has never really stood still for an instant.

In bands such as Art Bears, Massacre, Skeleton Crew, Keep the Dog, Tense Serenity, the Fred Frith Guitar Quartet, Eye to Ear, and most recently Cosa Brava, he has always held true to his roots in rock and folk music, while exploring influences that range from the literary works of Eduardo Galeano to the art installations of Cornelia Parker.

The release of the seminal Guitar Solos in 1974 enabled him to simultaneously carve out a place for himself in the international improvised music scene, not only as an acclaimed solo performer but in the company of artists as diverse as Han Bennink, Chris Cutler, Jean-Pierre Drouet, Evelyn Glennie, Ikue Mori, Louis Sclavis, Stevie Wishart, Wu Fei, Camel Zekri, John Zorn, and scores of others.

He has also developed a personal compositional language in works written for Arditti Quartet, Asko Ensemble, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Ensemble Modern, Concerto Köln, and ROVA Sax Quartet, for example. Fred has been active as a composer for dance since the early 1980s, working with choreographers Bebe Miller, François Verret, and especially long-time collaborator and friend Amanda Miller, with whom he has created a compelling body of work over the last twenty years.

His film soundtracks (for award-winning films like Thomas Riedelsheimer's Rivers and Tides and Touch the Sound, Peter Mettler's Gambling, Gods, and LSD, and Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow's Thirst, to name a few) won him a lifetime achievement award from Prague's "Music on Film, Film on Music" Festival (MOFFOM) in 2007. The following year he received Italy's Demetrio Stratos Prize (previously given to Diamanda Galas and Meredith Monk) for his life's work in experimental music, and in 2010 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Huddersfield in his home county of Yorkshire.

Fred currently teaches in the Music Department at Mills College in Oakland, California (renowned for over fifty years as the epicenter of the American experimental tradition), and in the Musik Akademie in Basel, Switzerland."

-Fred Frith Website (http://www.fredfrith.com/biography.html)
7/10/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Frith, Fred
Propaganda
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 10: Vevey 1976 [DVD]
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 9: Late
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 8: Bremen
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 7: Later and Post-Virgin
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 3: Hamburg
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 2: 1974-5
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 1: Beginnings
(Recommended Records)
Martusciello, Elio
To Extend the Visibility [PAL DVD]
(Recommended Records)
K-Space (Hodgkinson / Chamzyryn / Hyder)
Going Up
(Ad Hoc Records)
Frith, Fred
Middle of the Moment
(Recommended Records)
Avram, Ana-Maria / Iancu Dumitrescu
Ilan Volkov conducts and plays Ana-Maria Avram and Iancu Dumitrescu
(Edition Modern)
Frith, Fred / Darren Johnston
Everybody's Somebody's Nobody
(Clean Feed)
Frith, Fred
Propaganda
(Recommended Records)
Rova Channeling Coltrane
Electric Ascension - Live At The 2012 Guelph Festival + "Cleaning The Mirror - A Documentary by John Rogers" [Blu Ray + DVD + CD]
(RogueArt)
Frith, Fred / Michel Doneda

(Vand'Oeuvre)
Cooper, Lindsay / Fred Frith / Gianni Gebbia / Lars Hollmer
Angels On The Edge Of Time
(Angelica)
Frith, Fred / Evan Parker
Hello, I Must Be Going
(Les Disques Victo)
Frith, Fred And Helen Mirra
Kwangsi - quail [VINYL]
(Shhpuma)
Frith, Fred / John Butcher
The Natural Order
(Northern Spy)
Dumitrescu, Iancu / Ana-Maria Avram
Live in LSO St Luke's London
(Edition Modern)
Cosa Brava (Frith / Kihlstedt / Parkins)
The Letter
(Intakt)
Avram, Ana-Maria / Dumitrescu, Iancu
Live in London (I)
(Edition Modern)
Zorn, John
Naked City Black Box-20Th Anniversary Edition: Torture Garden / Leng Tch'e
(Tzadik)
Frith, Fred
Impur II
(ReR/ Fred Records)
Martusciello, Elio
To Extend the Visibility [PAL DVD]
(Recommended Records)
Frith, Fred
Big Picture
(Intakt)
Frith, Fred
Still Urban
(Intakt)
Frith / Bourne / Oswald
Dearness
(Spool)
Henry Cow
Box 1: The Road Volumes 1-5
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Stockholm
(Recommended Records)
Frith, Fred & Danielle Palardy Roger
Pas de deux nouveau
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Massacre
Lonely Heart
(Tzadik)
Avram, Ana-Maria / Dumitrescu, Iancu
Laboratory
(Edition Modern)
Braxton, Anthony / Frith, Fred
Duo (Victoriaville) 2005
(Les Disques Victo)
Massacre
Killing Time
(Recommended Records)
Naked City
Naked City Box Set
(Tzadik)
Frith, Fred
Allies
(Recommended Records)
Frith / Leandre / Segel
Tempted to Smile
(Spool)
Frith, Fred
Rivers and Tides
(Winter & Winter)
Frith, Fred
Speechless
(Recommended Records)
Bailey, Derek / Berthiaume, Antoine / Frith, Fred
Soshin
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Frith, Fred
Step Across the Border
(Recommended Records)
Frith, Fred
Accidental
(Recommended Records)
Frith, Derome, Tanguay, Boisen
All is bright, but it is not day
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Henry Cow
Western Culture
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
In Praise of Learning
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Unrest (Remastered)
(Recommended Records)
Thinking Plague
In This Life [25th Anniversary Remaster]
(Cuneiform)
Cutler, Chris and Frith, Fred
Live in Moscow, Prague & Washington
(Recommended Records)
Frith, Fred
Prints
(Recommended Records)
Frith, Fred / Rene Lussier
Nous Autres
(Les Disques Victo)
Frith, Fred / Zorn, John
The Art of Memory
(Incus)
Dumitrescu, Avram, Cutler, Hodgkinson, Hyperion Ensemble
Musique Action
(Recommended Records)
Cutler, Chris / Frith, Fred
2 Gentlemen in Verona
(Recommended Records)
Cutler, Chris / Frith, Fred
Live Vol. 2 in Trondheim, Berlin & Limoges
(Recommended Records)
Blegvad, Peter with Greaves, John / Culter, Chris
Just Woke Up
(Recommended Records)
Frith, Fred / Drouet, Jean-Pierre / Sclavis, Louis
I Dream Of You Jumping
(Les Disques Victo)
Dresser, Mark / Fred Frith / Ikue Mori
Later...
(Les Disques Victo)
Frith, Fred Guitar Quartet / Didkovsky, Frith / Lussier, Stewart
Ayaya Moses
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Frith, Fred
Propaganda
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 10: Vevey 1976 [DVD]
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 9: Late
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 8: Bremen
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 7: Later and Post-Virgin
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 3: Hamburg
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 2: 1974-5
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 1: Beginnings
(Recommended Records)
Martusciello, Elio
To Extend the Visibility [PAL DVD]
(Recommended Records)
K-Space (Hodgkinson / Chamzyryn / Hyder)
Going Up
(Ad Hoc Records)
Frith, Fred
Middle of the Moment
(Recommended Records)
Avram, Ana-Maria / Iancu Dumitrescu
Ilan Volkov conducts and plays Ana-Maria Avram and Iancu Dumitrescu
(Edition Modern)
Frith, Fred / Darren Johnston
Everybody's Somebody's Nobody
(Clean Feed)
Frith, Fred
Propaganda
(Recommended Records)
Rova Channeling Coltrane
Electric Ascension - Live At The 2012 Guelph Festival + "Cleaning The Mirror - A Documentary by John Rogers" [Blu Ray + DVD + CD]
(RogueArt)
Frith, Fred / Michel Doneda

(Vand'Oeuvre)
Cooper, Lindsay / Fred Frith / Gianni Gebbia / Lars Hollmer
Angels On The Edge Of Time
(Angelica)
Frith, Fred / Evan Parker
Hello, I Must Be Going
(Les Disques Victo)
Frith, Fred And Helen Mirra
Kwangsi - quail [VINYL]
(Shhpuma)
Frith, Fred / John Butcher
The Natural Order
(Northern Spy)
Dumitrescu, Iancu / Ana-Maria Avram
Live in LSO St Luke's London
(Edition Modern)
Cosa Brava (Frith / Kihlstedt / Parkins)
The Letter
(Intakt)
Avram, Ana-Maria / Dumitrescu, Iancu
Live in London (I)
(Edition Modern)
Zorn, John
Naked City Black Box-20Th Anniversary Edition: Torture Garden / Leng Tch'e
(Tzadik)
Frith, Fred
Impur II
(ReR/ Fred Records)
Martusciello, Elio
To Extend the Visibility [PAL DVD]
(Recommended Records)

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