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Stone Words
The Working Week
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Núria Andorrà is a percussionist, improviser and composer from a classical and contemporary music background but always drawing from other sources of inspiration. Núria proposes a universe where images, sound and the body come together to create and transmit from an interdisciplinary perspective. She has performed with Agustín Fernández, Fred Frith, Lê Quan Nihn, Joëlle Léandre, Mats Gustafsson, Nate Wooley, and Joe Morris, as well as collaborating with Carles Santos, Hector Parra, Matmos and others in a range of interdisciplinary performances. Nùria is artistic director of MontMusic Festival. Fred Frith is a pioneer of the extended electric guitar. He learned to compose in Henry Cow, developed his song-writing skills in Art Bears, explored his multi-instrumentalism in Skeleton Crew, rocked the house with Massacre and is still doing all of those things, having been in one band or another continuously since 1964! Meanwhile his work has been performed by ensembles, string quartets, chamber orchestras, and a whole range of groups and artists in the ever-expanding field of semi-popular music, including Lotte Anker, Derek Bailey, Iva Bittová, Brian Eno, Jad Fair, Evelyn Glennie, Lars Hollmer, Bill Laswell, Ikue Mori, The Residents, and John Zorn. This album was recorded at Can Balmes, Santa Maria de Palautordera on 21st October 2021, during a daytime session and an evening concert. Full tracklist: 1. Stone Words 2. Cinclidae 3. Make The Prison Tremble And Burn The Roots 4. The Working Week 5. La Persevança 6. Secret Ground 7. Com Més Vell Més Poc Cervell 8. El Sueño De La Razon 9. Night Calling Day 10. Are We Dreaming? 11. Return To Tomorrow. Price: € 19,-./copy incl. worldwide shipping.

Dancing Like Dust really is an excellent collaboration with both Frith & Andorrà showing both flare and atmospheric depth in their playing. I do hope this is not just a one-off collab, as I’d love to hear these two work together again.
(Musique Machine, September 2023)

There is simply no end to their sonic imagination and invention, and these duets can shift instantly from minimalist and dreamy soundscapes to restless and free-associative and even confrontational, chaotic and noisy chats. All make sense, and more and more in repeated listening. It is clear that these like-minded sonic sorcerers had tons of fun while recording this album.
(Salt Peanuts August 2023)

Mit der famosen Perkussionistin Núria Andorrá übt sich der große Fred Frith im Dancing Like Dust. An den Becken und an den Fellen, mit Stöcken und mit Bögen hantiert Andorrá, eine schier unendliche Menge an Gestaltungsmitteln steht, wie längst bekannt, Frith zur Verfügung. In manchen Passagen agiert das Duo sanft bis fragil, dann wieder flirrend, bisweilen dicht, mitunter ganz schön kräftig und gelegentlich, wenn man schon dabei ist, alles zusammen. Sämtliche Aggregatzustände scheinen möglich, keine sind fixiert. Ein Abenteuer für die Ohrwascheln
(Freistil, August 2023)