Fred Frith :  Back to Life
Cat. # 8045
Released Jan 2008
cd time - 63:54
US Price $16.00
A new CD of classical chamber music by a contemporary master who has been redefining new music since 1972 with cutting edge bands like Henry Cow, Keep the Dog, Skeleton Crew, Massacre and Cosa Brava. Featuring the virtuoso cellist Joan Jeanrenaud (formerly of the Kronos Quartet), percussion madman William Winant (who has worked with everyone from Lou Harrison, Steve Reich and John Cage to Mr Bungle and Sonic Youth), pianist/conductor Stephen Drury with his remarkable Boston ensemble the Callithumpian Consort, and the Belgian virtuoso Daan Vandewalle, Back to Life presents a sparkling program of five major chamber works by this imaginative and courageous border crosser.
Stephen Drury: Piano
Joan Jeanrenaud: Cello, Newspaper, Metal Can
William Winant: Marimba, Vibraphone, Woodblocks, Tamtam, Tuned Gong, Large Metal Plate, Toms, Bass Drum, Beans, Ping Pong Balls, Hammer And Nails, Metal Can, Etc.
John Andress: Marimba
Joe Becker: Percussion
Dylan Chmura-Moore: Trombone
Gabriela Dîaz: Violin
Elizabeth England: Oboe
Benjamin Fox: Oboe
Angela Park: Cello
John Russell: Trumpet
Karina Schmitz: Viola
Benjamin Schwartz: Cello
Andrew Stetson: Trumpet
Nick Tolle: Marimba
Daan Vandewalle: Piano
Jordan Voelker: Viola
Ethan Wood: Violin