Rivers and Tides (Working with Time)

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All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
Rivers and Tides: Working With Time is Fred Frith's score to a film by Thomas Riedelsheimer about the "land art works" of Andy Goldsworthy. Goldsworthy is preoccupied with the natural processes of water, beaches, and tides, and these elements are used extensively in his art. After viewing the film, Frith not only took his cues from the sounds of nature the actual sound of water recurs throughout, but composed music that uncannily echoes the processes involved as well. Anyone who has spent time at the shore will recognize these elements: the repetition of waves on the beach, the inexorability of the tides, and a sense of time that can be so slowed as to be almost ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
Rivers and Tides: Working With Time is Fred Frith's score to a film by Thomas Riedelsheimer about the "land art works" of Andy Goldsworthy. Goldsworthy is preoccupied with the natural processes of water, beaches, and tides, and these elements are used extensively in his art. After viewing the film, Frith not only took his cues from the sounds of nature the actual sound of water recurs throughout, but composed music that uncannily echoes the processes involved as well. Anyone who has spent time at the shore will recognize these elements: the repetition of waves on the beach, the inexorability of the tides, and a sense of time that can be so slowed as to be almost static. All of that is reflected beautifully in Frith's score, principally through piano, violin, and soprano sax. As with any large body of water, the music is mostly serene but can have some discord at times as well, as heard in "Part III." with its martial drumbeat and generally noisier demeanor. Rivers and Tides demonstrates that Frith is not only a skewed pop genius and fearless improviser, but a remarkably empathetic soundtrack composer as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2003
  • Label: Winter & Winter
  • UPC: 025091009220
  • Catalog Number: 92
  • Sales rank: 207,659

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Part I (10:10)
  2. 2 Part II (3:13)
  3. 3 Part III (2:22)
  4. 4 Part IV (1:25)
  5. 5 Part V (4:40)
  6. 6 Part VI (4:15)
  7. 7 Part VII (11:31)
  8. 8 Part VIII (3:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fred Frith Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Violin, Berimbau, Sampling
Wolfgang Stryi Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone
Karoline Höfler Double Bass
Bernd Settelmeyer Percussion
Technical Credits
Klaus Schulze Composer
Keith Jarrett Composer
Bill Laswell Composer
Jean-Luc Ponty Composer
Fred Frith Composer, Producer
Stefan F. Winter Engineer
Pete Namlook Composer
Jim Matheos Composer
Andy Goldsworthy Artwork
Peter Hardt Engineer
Peter Postel Print Design, Prints
Stefan Winter Engineer
Adrian von Ripka Engineer
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