- The Happy End Problem
Name = The Happy End Problem
Background = orange
Released = 2006
Recorded = 2003 and 2004
Length = 51:13
Label = Fred (UK)
Piero Scaruffi(6.5/10) [http://www.scaruffi.com/vol3/frith.html link] | Last album = "Impur"
This album = "The Happy End Problem" (2006)
Next album = "Back to Life" (2008)
Misc = Extra chronology 2
Type = Studio
Last album = "Impur" (2006)
Fred Frith(RēR/ FRFC 01)
This album = "The Happy End Problem"
Next album = "
The Technology of Tears" (2008) Fred Frith(RēR/FRO 11)
"The Happy End Problem (Music for Dance volume 5)" is a
studio albumby English guitarist, composerand improvisor Fred Frith, and was the fifth of a series of Music for Dance albums he made. It comprises two suites composed in 2003 by Frith "for flute, bassoon, gu zheng, percussion, violin and electronics" [ cite web |url=http://www.fredfrith.com/notes.htm |title=Fred Frith compositions |work=Fred Frith homepage |first=Fred |last=Frith |accessdate=2007-03-06 ] and was recorded in 2003 and 2004.
A reviewer at "Sea of Tranquility" summed up the album with the following comment: [ cite web |url=http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=4861 |title=Frith, Fred: The Happy End Problem |work=Sea of Tranquility |first=Richard |last=Barnes |accessdate=2007-04-24 ] :"Overall two highly accomplished and fascinating pieces of music, more perhaps for the classical enthusiast than the progger."
The two suites on the album, "Imitation" and "The Happy End Problem" were composed by Frith for small ensembles of six and seven musicians. They were originally commissioned in 2003 by choreographer
Amanda Millerfor two dances for her The Pretty Ugly Dance Company. Both suites premiered at the Stadttheater in Freiburg, Germany, "The Happy End Problem" in May 2003 and "Imitation" in April 2004.
In "The Happy End Problem" Frith drew on elements from
Igor Stravinsky's 1910 ballet, "Firebird Suite". "Imitation" focused on Oriental elements and played on the Western world's perception of Japan. At the time, the shakuhachiplayer, Kikutsubo Day was a student of Frith's at Mills Collegein the United States, and he constructed "Imitation" around her playing.
##"Ukon" (Frith) – 6:18
##"Kira" (Frith) – 5:37
##"Kio" (Frith, Scanlon) – 2:33
##"Tan" (Frith, Scanlon) – 3:05
##"Shi--o" (Frith) – 1:33
##"Beni" (Frith) – 3:52
##"Kasumi" (Frith) – 2:15
##"Sumi" (Frith) – 1:12
##"Hanabira" (Frith, Scanlon) – 3:48
#"The Happy End Problem" (Frith) – 21:00
Fred Frith– guitar, bass guitar, laptop instruments
*Kikutsubo Day (1-9) – shakuhachi
Carla Kihlstedt– violin
William Winant– percussion
Theresa Wong(1-9) – cello
Patrice Scanlon– electronics, clarinet
Sheela Bringi(10) – flute
Heather Vorwerck(10) – cello
Wu Fei(10) – gu zheng
ound and artwork
*"Imitation" recorded at Guerrilla Recordings, Oakland,
United States, February 2004
*"The Happy End Problem" recorded at Guerrilla Recordings, Oakland,
United States, February 2003
*Engineered, mixed and mastered by
*amg | id = 10:bpe097eykrrt | label = "The Happy End Problem"
*Discogs release | name = The Happy End Problem | id = 1269389 .
* [http://home.arcor.de/nyds-exp-discogs/frith.htm Fred Frith discography]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
The Happy Land — is a play with music written in 1873 by W. S. Gilbert (under the pseudonym F. Latour Tomline) and Gilbert Arthur à Beckett. The musical play burlesques Gilbert s earlier play, The Wicked World . The blank verse piece opened at the Royal Court… … Wikipedia
Happy End (Komödie) — Daten des Dramas Originaltitel: Happy End Gattung: Komödie in drei Akten mit Musik Originalsprache: deutsch Autor: Elisabeth Hauptmann Musik … Deutsch Wikipedia
The Happy Wanderer (The Sopranos episode) — Infobox Television episode | Title = The Happy Wanderer Series = The Sopranos Season = 2 Episode = 19 Guests= see below Airdate = February 20, 2000 (HBO) Production = 206 Writer = Frank Renzulli Director = John Patterson Episode list = Episode… … Wikipedia
Happy ending (disambiguation) — Happy ending may refer to: * Happy ending in fiction, when everything turns out well in the end * Happy Ending (story), a science fiction story by Henry Kuttner * Happy Ending (song), a ballad by London based singer Mika * Happy Ending (Fredric… … Wikipedia
The Technology of Tears — Infobox Album Name = The Technology of Tears Type = Studio album Artist = Fred Frith Background = orange Released = 1988 Recorded = United States, 1986–1987 Genre = Avant progressive rock Length = 01:22:59 (LP releases) 01:00:15 (CD releases)… … Wikipedia
The Mysterious Mr. Quin — … Wikipedia
The Highest Good — The Highest Good † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Highest Good We always act with a view to some good. The good is the object which all pursue, and for the sake of which they always act , says Plato (Republic, I, vi). His disciple… … Catholic encyclopedia
The Republic (Plato) — The Republic Author(s) Plato … Wikipedia
The Marching Morons — is a science fiction short story written by Cyril M. Kornbluth, originally published in Galaxy in April, 1951. It was included in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two after being voted one of the best novellas up to 1965.The story is set… … Wikipedia
The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark — Author(s) Ridley Pearson … Wikipedia