Joe Cutler: Elsewhereness

Cutler, Joe (2018) Joe Cutler: Elsewhereness. [Audio]

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Abstract

Released to mark Joe's 50th birthday, this album features six works, all with typically wild and amusing titles that make you curious to find out more. Take Karembeu’s Guide to the Complete Defensive Midfielder, for example, a work that combines influences from jazz, contemporary classical, and post-minimalism, inspired by YouTube videos of the French footballer Christian Karembeu demonstrating the importance of short passing and the combination of movement and control. There's also McNulty, a piece commissioned by the Fidelio Trio in 2016, that gets some inspiration from a deeply flawed character of that name in the American TV drama The Wire.

Elsewhereness, an ‘occasional’ piece, written for the opening of the newly built Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, is performed by the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra under conductor Mirga Grazinytè-Tyla (Music Director of City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra). It explores 'the metaphysics of place, of moving from one building as it is dismantled to the new one as it rises from its foundations'.

In Akhmatova Fragments, written for soprano Sarah Leonard, and he captures the fleeting moods of the poems beautifully. The two remaining pieces For Frederic Lagnau and Sikorski B are named after two composers who have been a great influence on Cutler. They are performed by Workers Union Ensemble and Cutler's collective Noszferatu respectively.

Track list:
1 – Elsewhereness (8:40)
2 – McNulty (10:29)
3 – For Frederic Lagnau (7:00)
4–8 Akhmatova Fragments (14:26)
9 – Sikorski B (7:11)
10 – Karembeu's Guide to the Complete Defensive Midfielder (12:07)

Total timing: 59:53

Item Type: Audio
Additional Information: Performers: Sarah Leonard soprano Project Instrumental Daniele Rosina conductor Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra Mirga Gražinytè-Tyla conductor Fidelio Trio Workers Union Ensemble Noszferatu Emulsion Sinfonietta feat Iain Ballamy saxophone Elsewhereness was recorded at the Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on 11 March 2018. McNulty was recorded in the Performance Space, City University on 20 June 2017. Akhmatova Fragments was recorded in Studio 1, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on 24 April 2018. Sikorski B was recorded at the Adrian Boult Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on 27 August 2008. Karembeu’s Guide to the Complete Defensive Midfielder was recorded in Studio 1, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on 21 March 2018 SIMON HALL Recording Producer & Engineer For Frederic Lagnau was recorded at the Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on 29 October 2013 MATTHEW O’MALLEY Recording Producer & Engineer SIMON HALL Mastering Publisher of scores: Composers Edition Catalogue number: NMC D246 Release Date: 19 October 2018
Date: 19 October 2018
Subjects: W300 Music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Depositing User: Andrew Ingamells
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2021 17:14
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2021 17:14
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11125

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