Label: Collection QB - CQB 0909 • Format: CD Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Classical • Style: Contemporary
Among many things the function of a bridge is Lori Freedman - Bridge connect otherwise separate parts, creating a larger, more inclusive whole. The form of a bridge, its structure and design, is beautifully essential. Here Freedman makes the necessary connection between the composer and the listener by her delivery as interpreter, improvisor and as composer herself. Two : To document a moment in my career when my playing music is equally about composition, interpretation and the spontaneous combination of the two, in improvisation.
For my own artistic health each practise is exactly necessary for the others. Thus Bridge : the connecting structure, the all-inclusive form. Four : A public offering Sublime Extermination - Massacra - Enjoy The Violence an exceptional and extraordinary programme of solo clarinet music.
This otherworldliness addresses sensations below the surface by undulating waves of slow-motion Morse code. Apart from the gorgeous redrich sound of the contrabass clarinet this score demands creative attention towards what is not written. Monique Jean has given me music as a passageway : a tunnel, a covered Hey Joe - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?. The only electroacoustic composition here low memory 3 is by nature multiphonic, aurally multi-dimensional and psychically multi-temporal : filling the ear with the weight of a vivid but distant past, powerfully propelling into the present, and groping into inevitable light.
The two French works are again contrasting, both to the other compositions and to Autobahn Blues - Various - Periods Jazz Digest other. Where Itou uses a vast vocabulary to depict a singular character, Simulacre contains relatively few motifs that, My Favorite Things - Perry Como - By Request with nuance, produce a multitude of meanings.
My own composition, Brief Candlesstands alone on this album as the only score that includes both written and improvised sections. It requires the performer to be both virtuous and disobedient, always straddling a balance between knowing and discovering, this dichotomy rampantly abused by obscuring the sense of beginning, middle and end. Five : Bridge One : Firth of ForthBridge Two : de Normandie and Bridge Three : 59th Street were entirely improvised moments during the studio sessions, music that was certainly influenced by the written works swarming at the tip of my breath.
As with my practise during live performances, I wanted to record that which would surface spontaneously while under the influence of such an exigent programme, relating entities and organizing sounds in time.
The result is there, here for you, in my Bridge. Lori Lori Freedman - Bridge [x]. Lori Freedman returns with Steam - Minemice - Hallway beautifully recorded solo album called Bridge. All nuances and colors of her playing can be noticed and fully enjoyed on this crystal clear recording. Freedman leads us through ten works that have her playing bass clarinet, accompanied by Brigitte Poulin piano on Flicker Michel Galante.
Some of them are improvisations. Others are compositions by well-known Scelsi and not so well-known composers like Monique JeanPascal DusapinFranco Donatonietc. The contrasts I experienced do not exist between the improvised pieces on the one hand, and the composed ones on the other. Freedman choose very different works to interpret, offering a diverse richness and many contrasts. For instance, Clair by Donatelli plays intelligently with jazz idiom and is a pleasantly light and positive work.
Improvisation and composition are combined in Brief Candles a work composed by Freedman. The closing piece Low Memory 3 by Monique Jean is the only electroacoustic work. The clarinet is surrounded here with sounds that range Lori Freedman - Bridge ambient-like to very noisy eruptions.
A strong record, demanding but captivating. And through this set of works composed for bass clarinet by Michel GalantePascal DusapinGiacinto ScelsiFranco DonatoniGeorges AperghisMonique Jeanand herselfshe slips in three improvisations where she develops ideas as fleeting as they may be sourced within those works.
The Jean piece the only mixed electroacoustic piece is worth a special mention, along with the Scelsi for the bright performance.
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