SFQ - Thirteen Rectangles

Thirteen Rectangles

SFQ

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
Download Album (mp3) 14 tracks 6.99
Download Album (flac) 14 tracks 6.99
Download Album (wav) 14 tracks 6.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.75

Description

SFQ - Thirteen Rectangles

The most important Bruce's Fingers recording since Composition No. 30 in 1998. This recording features Simon Fell's latest thoughts about 21st-century composing for improvising small group, and is the first CD release by his new composition-based small group SFQ. Thirteen Rectangles was composed in 1999 and is a continuous 70-minute suite for improvisers; the piece has been broadcast twice by BBC Radio 3’s Jazz On 3, and was toured extensively by the quintet in 2001.

Reviews

"Outstanding! Simon Fell is at the forefront of developing musical structures which release - rather than constrain - his collaborators." Jez Nelson JAZZ ON 3, BBC RADIO 3

Nominated for the 'new work' award; BBC Jazz Awards 2002

"Captured in one breathtaking take, Thirteen Rectangles is an exceptional work. Even though the piece is scored for small group, Fell thinks big, leaving plenty of room for solo playing. The asymmetrical swing of the matching sequences bookending the work recall Anthony Braxton's writing for jazz chamber orchestra. The music in between draws jazz, free Improvisation and post-serial composition into the same gravitational field, where they hybridise and mutate. It's edgy and insistent, characterised by "neurotic rhythms". The players chisel away repeatedly at Fell's deliberately meagre allocation of thematic material, but he has jettisoned the formulaic cycles of standard jazz composition in favour of "mobile form". Written and improvised passages are heard in combination throughout. This complex, stimulating simultaneity sets up exhilarating juxtapositions and conjunctions that rise through the music's continually shifting layers. Fell strives to actualise the music he wants to hear but which doesn't yet exist. His creative vision and individual labour might prepare the ground, but it's the personality and abilities of the performers that bring his concept to fruition. He's fortunate to have such dedicated, ingenious collaborators, who each bring a distinctive slant to unlock the composition's abundant potential." Julian Cowley THE WIRE

Tracklisting

Download Album (BF43DD)
  1. SFQ - Start Frame + Soft Hard (Interpolation 1)
  2. SFQ - Rectangle 1
  3. SFQ - Rectangle 2
  4. SFQ - Rectangle 3
  5. SFQ - Rectangles 4 & 5
  6. SFQ - Rectangle 6
  7. SFQ - Rectangle 7
  8. SFQ - Soft Hard (Interpolation 2)
  9. SFQ - Rectangle 8
  10. SFQ - Rectangle 9
  11. SFQ - Rectangle 10
  12. SFQ - Rectangles 11 & 12
  13. SFQ - Rectangle 13
  14. SFQ - Soft Hard (Interpolation 3) + End Frame

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Start Frame + Soft Hard (Interpolation 1) 1m 33s £0.75
2 Rectangle 1 1m 35s £0.75
3 Rectangle 2 5m 21s £0.75
4 Rectangle 3 6m 28s £0.75
5 Rectangles 4 & 5 2m 23s £0.75
6 Rectangle 6 8m 21s £0.75
7 Rectangle 7 5m 19s £0.75
8 Soft Hard (Interpolation 2) 4m 32s £0.75
9 Rectangle 8 2m 36s £0.75
10 Rectangle 9 6m 56s £0.75
11 Rectangle 10 9m 15s N/A N/A
12 Rectangles 11 & 12 3m 16s £0.75
13 Rectangle 13 7m 19s £0.75
14 Soft Hard (Interpolation 3) + End Frame 2m 55s £0.75
Entire MP3 Download Album (14 tracks) £6.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Start Frame + Soft Hard (Interpolation 1) 1m 33s £0.75
2 Rectangle 1 1m 35s £0.75
3 Rectangle 2 5m 21s £0.75
4 Rectangle 3 6m 28s £0.75
5 Rectangles 4 & 5 2m 23s £0.75
6 Rectangle 6 8m 21s £0.75
7 Rectangle 7 5m 19s £0.75
8 Soft Hard (Interpolation 2) 4m 32s £0.75
9 Rectangle 8 2m 36s £0.75
10 Rectangle 9 6m 56s £0.75
11 Rectangle 10 9m 15s N/A N/A
12 Rectangles 11 & 12 3m 16s £0.75
13 Rectangle 13 7m 19s £0.75
14 Soft Hard (Interpolation 3) + End Frame 2m 55s £0.75
Entire FLAC Download Album (14 tracks) £6.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Start Frame + Soft Hard (Interpolation 1) 1m 33s £0.75
2 Rectangle 1 1m 35s £0.75
3 Rectangle 2 5m 21s £0.75
4 Rectangle 3 6m 28s £0.75
5 Rectangles 4 & 5 2m 23s £0.75
6 Rectangle 6 8m 21s £0.75
7 Rectangle 7 5m 19s £0.75
8 Soft Hard (Interpolation 2) 4m 32s £0.75
9 Rectangle 8 2m 36s £0.75
10 Rectangle 9 6m 56s £0.75
11 Rectangle 10 9m 15s N/A N/A
12 Rectangles 11 & 12 3m 16s £0.75
13 Rectangle 13 7m 19s £0.75
14 Soft Hard (Interpolation 3) + End Frame 2m 55s £0.75
Entire WAV Download Album (14 tracks) £6.99