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Frith, Fred / Nuria Andorra: Dancing Like Dust (Klanggalerie )

Interdisciplinary Spanish percussionist Núria Andorrà whose background includes contemporary music and improvisation with performers including Agustín Fernández, Joëlle Léandre, Mats Gustafsson, Nate Wooley, and Joe Morris joins Fred Frith in Santa Maria de Palautordera for studio and concert recordings of eleven far-ranging dialogs of unusual and imaginative technique and concept.
 

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Fred Frith-electric guitar

Nuria Andorra-percussion


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UPC: 5052571011621

Label: Klanggalerie
Catalog ID: GG429
Squidco Product Code: 33121

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Germany
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Can Balmes, in Santa Maria de Palautordera, on October 21st, 2021, by Jordi Salvado.

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"Nuria Andorra is a percussionist, improviser and composer. From the classical and contemporarily background but always drawing from other sources of inspiration. Nuria proposes a universe where images, sound and the body come together to transmit the same emotions and create from an interdisciplinary

"Núria Andorrà is a percussionist, improviser and composer from a classical and contemporary music background but always drawing from other sources of inspiration. Núria proposes a universe where images, sound and the body come together to create and transmit from an interdisciplinary perspective. She has performed with Agustín Fernández, Fred Frith, Lê Quan Nihn, Joëlle Léandre, Mats Gustafsson, Nate Wooley, and Joe Morris, as well as collaborating with Carles Santos, Hector Parra, Matmos and others in a range of interdisciplinary performances. Nùria is artistic director of MontMusic Festival.

Fred Frith is a pioneer of the extended electric guitar. He learned to compose in Henry Cow, developed his song-writing skills in Art Bears, explored his multi-instrumentalism in Skeleton Crew, rocked the house with Massacre and is still doing all of those things, having been in one band or another continuously since 1964! Meanwhile his work has been performed by ensembles, string quartets, chamber orchestras, and a whole range of groups and artists in the ever-expanding field of semi-popular music, including Lotte Anker, Derek Bailey, Iva Bittová, Brian Eno, Jad Fair, Evelyn Glennie, Lars Hollmer, Bill Laswell, Ikue Mori, The Residents, and John Zorn.

This album was recorded at Can Balmes, Santa Maria de Palautordera on 21st October 2021, during a daytime session and an evening concert."-Klanggalerie

. She has performed with Agustin Fernandez, Fred Frith, Le Quan Nihn, Joelle Leandre, Mats Gustafsson, Nate Wooley or Joe Morris. She has also worked with Carles Santos, Hector Parra, Matmos and in different interdisciplinary performances. Nuria is artistic director of MontMusic Festival.

Fred Frith is an English multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improvisor. Probably best known for his guitar work, Frith first came to attention as one of the founding members of the English avant-rock group Henry Cow. He was also a member of Art Bears, Massacre, Skeleton Crew, Cosa Brava and the FF Guitar Quartet. He has collaborated with many prominent musicians, including Lotte Anker, Robert Wyatt, Derek Bailey, Brian Eno, The Residents, Bill Laswell, Lars Hollmer, Iva Bittova, Jad Fair and John Zorn. This album was partially recorded at Can Balmes, Santa Maria de Palautordera on 21st October 2021, and partially during a daytime session."-Klanggalerie


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)
11/29/2023

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"Núria Andorrà, percussionist and improviser.

She has a degree in percussion from Esmuc, after she studieds at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, with a scholarship of the Cultural Government of Catalonia and the Ministry of Education from Spain. After that she studied a master in Contemporary Music at the same university with I. Nakamura, J. Brener and Thomas Hoffer.

Currently she is doing his doctoral studies abut "the free improvisation on the contemporary music".

She was a resident artist from Ateneu Barcelonès, Antic Teatre and Phonos Fundation. Nowadays she is artistic director from Improject Ensemble, resident at the ESMUC.

Her main collaborations have been with contemporary music groups Icarus Ensemble (Italy), Abstrai Ensemble (France), Murtra Ensemble (Catalonia), Barcelona 216 (Catalonia), Patchwork Ensemble (Madrid). She was a member of the artistic committee of Contemporánica Music Ensemble, resident group of Art Center Cal Massó Reus.

She Improvised with Agustí Fernández, Le Quan Nihn, Ingar Zahr, Mats Gustafsson, Pablo Ledesma, Nate Wooley, Frances-Marie Uitti, Joe Morris, Ramon Prat, Tom Chant, Johannes Nästesjö, Nenad Markovic, Ivi Rausi. Joachim Badenhorst, Yasmine Azaiez, Anne-liis Poll, Susana Santos.

She has also worked the composer Carlos Santos at the shows "patetisme il:lustrat" and " Piturrino fa de music". With the composer Hèctor Parra at "Frec3", and with Oliver Rappoport at "Leviatán".

As a pedagogue he has been teaching improvisation in Esmuc, and it has also been a percussion teacher in Conservatory of music of the diputació de Tarragona and Conservatory of Liceu from Barcelona."

- Website (http://nuriaandorra.com/bio-2/)
11/29/2023

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Track Listing:



1. Stone Words 2:24

2. Cinclidae 8:35

3. Make The Prison Tremble And Burn The Roots 4:23

4. The Working Week 3:36

5. La Persevanca 7:46

6. Secret Ground 3:09

7. Com Mes Vell Mes Poc Cervell 7:35

8. El Sueno De La Razon 1:30

9. Night Calling Day 6:10

10. Are We Dreaming? 8:22

11. Return To Tomorrow 2:34

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