TIDE is a composite of pieces for three solo instruments (clarinet, oboe d’amore and cello) - newly composed by James Weeks. It is given here on Track 1 and the three solo works are on tracks 2 - 4 Each is in its own right a virtuoso piece and played by leading instrumentalists Andrew Sparling (Clarinet), Christopher Redgate (oboe d’amore) and Anton Lukoszevieze (cello). Both individually and together these compositions create a fascinating sound world which seem to be born of nature.
“ There’s obviously something procedural going on in this music, probably more than two or three things at once ... The piece is composed as series of waves, of dynamic, of pitch, of rhythm, of tessitura, of density, and so on. Waves of one sort or another overlap, producing cascading effects of beating patterns and interferences ... for all its superficial simplicity this isn’t music that is easily summarised. The more one listens, the more one is impressed at how much variety Weeks has built in to what began as such simple inspiration.”
Tim Rutherford-Johnson - The Rambler
Weeks’ own music clearly resonates in empathy with the composers he likes to programme. Tide is a composite composition – the gradually unfolding canonic energy fields of the clarinet piece anchors everything else ... composed beginnings trigger a structural labyrinth,”
Philip Clark - The Wire