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Jürg Frey

Borderland Melodies

Label: Another Timbre

Format: CD

Genre: Experimental

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*In process of stocking.* Three wonderful recent compositions by acclaimed Swiss composer Jürg Frey - ‘Movement, Ground, Fragility’, ‘L’état de simplicité’ and ‘Borderland Melodies’. All beautifully played by Apartment House

"The original idea had been for a CD of pieces that use both clarinet and bass clarinet, which would have given me the opportunity to play alongside Heather Roche, Apartment House’s regular clarinetist. However, the pandemic intervened and limited my activities as a player. Then I was seriously ill for a few weeks at the beginning of the year, and had to think fundamentally about my future activities as a player. As a result, I decided to stop playing the clarinet, so the original idea behind the album was changed.

But in terms of the pieces on the CD, there was a positive side to the delays. The repeated postponements gave me the opportunity to play through the new piece I’d composed for the recording session, “L’état de simplicité”, again and again for myself. Through this extra time, I discovered ways to make things clearer, to go forward step by step, and to bring the pieces to a point I hadn’t expected before."
- Jürg Frey

Cat. number: at200
Year: 2022
Apartment House:
Kerry Yong, piano
Mira Benjamin, violin
Bridget Carey, viola
Anton Lukoszevieze, cello
Heather Roche, clarinet
Raymond Brien, bass clarinet
Simon Limbrick, percussion 

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