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ELECTRIFYING OBOE
CHRISTOPHER REDGATE (oboe, cor anglais, musette)
ENSEMBLE EXPOSÉ ; MATTHEW WRIGHT (turntable/laptop)
PAUL ARCHBOLD & MILTON MERMIKIDES (electronics)

A fascinating array of new works for oboe and electronics, performed by the world's No. 1 oboist in the New Music field. This music explores not only new techniques in electronics and sampling but also challenges the boundaries of the oboe and its sister instruments. The works by Roger Redgate and Michael Young contain a large proportion of improvisatory opportunities, so each performance is very different, and two versions of each are included here.

This set is another vital contribution to the evolution of art-music by some of Britain's foremost artists.

CD DURATION:  145.20

AUDIO SAMPLE:
David Gorton - Schmetterslingspiel (extract)





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tracks:
Roger Redgate:
Concerto for Improvising Soloist and Two Ensembles (two versions)
David Gorton:
Errinerungsspiel
Schmetterlingsspiel
Christopher Fox:
Broadway Boogie
Headlong
Edwin Roxburgh:
"..at the still point of the turning world.."
Michael Young:
oboe_prosthesis (two versions)
Matthew Wright:
English Landscape Painting

review extracts: for full reviews click here

“Music's most forward-looking, technically mind-blowing oboist. Anyone who's ever heard Redgate's playing knows how unbelievable it is, & throughout Electrifying Oboe he demonstrates again & again why he's the most celebrated oboist of our age.” – Simon Cummings (5 against 4)

“Just about every kind of extended technique is explored, the wacky accompaniments adding to the novelty. The result, however, is highly engaging.” – Christian Morris (Composition Today)

“A Tour de Force, while at the same time functioning as a self-contained, portable festival... an impressive selection of works with various collaborators [results in] wide-ranging excellence.” – Roger Thomas (International Record Review]