CD Reviews

Jürg Frey – String Quartet No.3 / Unhörbare Zeit

November 19, 2015

CD Wandelweiser I should mention that should anyone ever ask which five albums I would choose to be stranded with upon a desert island, Jürg Frey’s first volume of string quartets, recorded by Quatuor Bozzini and released on the Wandelweiser label back in 2004 would make the cut. Containing Frey’s first two quartets, written in […]

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Dedalus, Antoine Beuger, Jürg Frey

June 5, 2013

CD Potlatch A discussion was held around the time of this disc’s release, a discussion that has been held over other releases in the past, ,about whether the external, accidental, incidental sounds that creep into the recording should be welcomed or not. This lovely little CD, by the French quartet Ensemble Dedalus, (Didier Aschour, guitar, […]

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Jürg Frey realised by R. Andrew Lee – Piano Music

January 18, 2013

CD Irritable Hedgehog More than a decade ago now I spent an exciting few weeks visiting the Sound 323 record shop in London purchasing as much of the then relatively young Wandelweiser label as I could get Mark Wastell to order in for me. One of the releases I hoovered up back then was the […]

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Wednesday 11th November

November 12, 2009

Its been great to see wider exposure of the music on the Wandelweiser label recently. As well as a full page review of the last round of releases in The Wire they seem to have been picked up by a few more distributors and their music discussed quite frequently around online discussion boards. While this […]

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Tuesday 29th September

September 30, 2009

Today, while listening to Landschaft mit wortern, Jürg Frey’s new release on the B-boim label it occurred to me that, if I think of the thirty or so musicians or composers alive today that I admire the work of the most, then to some degree or another I am lucky enough know them personally, either […]

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Tuesday 11th August

August 12, 2009

Hot and sticky this evening, so for a change my evening glass of wine has been replaced with an ice cold beer, and very nice it is too. Actually a civil glass of wine would be more fitting for tonight’s music. I have been listening on and off for the past week to Antoine  Beuger’s […]

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A thousand colours, all of them grey

August 22, 2007

I’ve written a little here before about my interest in the music of the Wandelweiser label, and as I’ve played a few of the recent releases over the last few days I thought I’d write a little about some of the more recent releases I’ve managed to pick up. I rarely see reviews of Wandelweiser […]

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