Frith, Fred: Middle of the Moment
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|Field recordings of traditional singing and drumming, the jaunty accordion and violin music of a travelling circus troupe, the sounds of trucks, trains, wells, winds, flies, fire, thunder, camels, goats and a jackal are woven into a multi- layered, subtly shifting cinematic aural journey. This is Fred's poetic soundtrack CD accompanying the Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel documentary film of the same name. Middle of the Moment is a poetic evocation of nomadism; The filmmakers travelled with the Tuereg people in the Sahara desert, and also experienced the exotic wanderings of Cirque 0, an avant garde circus troupe. Fred says:|
"I 'travelled' through this material, formed my impressions, and created a 'sound -movie' from them, using a process analogous to that of editing a film. I've never been interested in making a typical film soundtrack record ... My idea is more to create a parallel narrative, free to draw on music that wasn't in the film but was part of the process of making it."
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