Turnage: Blood On The Floor, etc.

Arthaus Musik: 100430

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Turnage: Blood On The Floor, etc.

Catalogue No:

100430
(100 430)

Discs:

1

Barcode:

4006680104300

Medium:

DVD Video

Format:

PAL

Region:

all
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Turnage:

Blood On The Floor

For three jazz soloists and large ensemble

Protocol


John Scofield (guitar), Peter Erskine (drums), Martin Robertson (saxes)

Ensemble Modern, Peter Rundel

Recording Date: 1996
Place of recording: From the Frankfurt Alte Oper
Running Time: 92 min
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: PCM Stereo

Language: D, GB
Subtitle Languages PAL: F, SP

DVD Video

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Gramophone Classical Music Guide

2010

“The title comes from a painting by Francis Bacon, while the music ranges widely in its references and allusions. A decade on, Blood on theFloor remains Turnage's magnum 'fusion' opus.
With a raw expressive energy fuelled by the loss of his brother to a drugs overdose, the composer's gift for sour melody and guttural sonority has never been deployed to better effect.
The body of this DVD release is a live performance taped in Frankfurt's Alte Oper during the same 1996 premiere tour that yielded a CD recording. The concert was presumably intended for low-fi TV broadcast and consists of the usual series of close-ups of instrumentalists edited to the music. The technique is less irksome here than in many such outings; it highlights the breathtaking artistry of the multifarious musicians involved, genuinely conveying a charged atmosphere.
Sound quality is good if not quite up to the standard of the audio equivalent; there are some perplexing moments when the camera focuses on an instrument barely audible in the mix.
More happily, John Scofield is shown creating something wonderful from the simple melody of 'Elegy for Andy', while Peter Erskine's sotto voce drum solos in 'Crackdown' are astonishing.
Extras include an unrevealing introduction shot during rehearsals and the more welcome inclusion of two encores, arrangements of pieces by Erskine and Scofield which prefigure Turnage's recent Scorched project.”

Gramophone Magazine

July 2006

“Ten years on, Blood on the Floor remains Turnage's magnum 'fusion' opus. With a raw expressive energy fuelled by the loss of his brother to a drugs overdose, the composer's gift for sour melody and guttural sonority has never been deployed to better effect. The body of this DVD release is a live performance taped in Frankfurt's Alte Oper... it highlights the breathtaking artistry of the multifarious musicians involved, genuinely conveying a charged atmosphere.”

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