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Frith, Fred: Big Picture (Intakt)

Two cycles of compositions from Fred Frith: "The Big Picture - For Saxophone Quartet and Two Improvising Soloists" and his legendary 90s copositions: "Freedom in Fragments".
 

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UPC: 7640120191566

Label: Intakt
Catalog ID: INT156
Squidco Product Code: 11341

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded in January 2008 at the studios of Swiss Radio DRS2, Zürich by Ron Kurz.


Personnel:

Fred Frith-electric guitar

Beat Hofstetter-soprano sax

Sascha Armbruster-alto sax

Andrea Formenti-tenor sax

Beat Kappeler-baritone and alto saxes



With special guests:



Katharina Weber-piano

Lucas Niggli-drums

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track listing:


1. The Big Picture Part 1 2:05

2. The Big Picture Part 2 2:49

3. The Big Picture Part 3 2:41

4. The Big Picture Part 4 2:07

5. The Big Picture Part 5 2:25

6. The Big Picture Part 6 1:40

7. Introduction: The Power Of Prayer 1:51

8. Some Assembly Required (Soloist: B. Hofstetter) 1:46

9. Hopscotch (For John Zorn) 4:52

10. Confess 0:16

11. Song And Dance 4:21

12. Void Where Prohibited (Soloist: S. Armbruster) 2:31

13. Rosali's Song 6:11

14. Red Rag 3:58

15. Significant Restrictions Apply (Soloist: A. Formenti) 1:51

16. Boyan's Problem 4:07

17. Kick It 3:48

18. Nostalgia 2:02

19. Batteries Not Included (Soloist: B. Kappeler) 1:44

20. T. Square Park Lark (For Frank Zappa) 8:33

21. The Power Of Prayer: Coda 1:43




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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Two cycles of compositions by Fred Frith. There is on the one hand The Big Picture - For Saxophone Quartet and Two Improvising Soloists and then there is the legendary series of compositions Freedom in Fragments that Fred Frith wrote in the nineties.

On The Big Picture the improvisations of pianist Katharina Weber and drummer Lucas Niggli contrast with the notated choir for saxophone of the Arte Quartet.

Fred Frith wrote Freedom in Fragments originally for the Rova Quartet. Here the series of compositions - comprising 23 different pieces that can be played in various arrangements - exhibit brilliant new forms and new interpretations.The two CDs Still Urban and The Big Picture show the uniqueness of Fred Frith's sound world, his range and mastery in composition."-Intakt


Artist Biographies:

"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)
4/19/2017

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