This disc, dominated by pieces for oboe (Christopher Redgate), takes one into a world where austerity becomes hypnotic. Dilok, Delal and Kulamen Dilan are harsh, quarter-tonal unfoldings for, respectively, oboe, oboe d’amore and soprano saxophone (Andrew McNeill), each with percussion (Julian Warburton) and evoking Arabic/Islamic music. The oboe solos of Moon’s Goin’ Down and Runnin’ Wild distantly recall the blues. Keroiylu reinvents Azerbaijani folk music for oboe, bassoon and piano. The title piece, a ruminative quintet for soprano saxophone, E flat clarinet, violin, guitar and piano is a larger-scale example of this “recycling of waste” from the cultural margins.
RT @RobFokkens Luis Tinoco's programme on my chamber music broadcast on Portuguese classical music station Antena 2 is available here: rtp.pt/play/p285/geo… The programme's archive is well worth an explore! @ComposersEd @cardiffunimusic @DivineArtRecord
RT @heather_roche On last night's #LateJunction, there was some @fantasticdrfox on the ol' contrabass clarinet. honkhonk. honkhonkhonk. honk. (And lots of other good stuff as well!) bbc.co.uk/programmes… @BBCRadio3