We’re delighted to announce the release of Interstices from Brother Tree Sound on July 31st.
Brother Tree Sound’s second EP takes us on a journey to find the spaces between; of which there are many if we pause to observe them. Interstice means an intervening space, especially a very small one. The space between music and silence, the space between four musicians where their imaginations meet, spaces between microtones, the space where sunlight filters through the leaves of a tree, the space of an afterthought.
The three quite different and distinct styles of music presented here are written by composers Peter Fribbins, Andrew McIntosh and Sam Cave. They are interlinked by two short interludes - Interstices 1 and 2 by Jim Perkins representing the afterthoughts, the space that follows the music.
Although the identity of this idea seems almost too ineffable to express, the combination of these pieces with the interludes combine beautifully to make an intriguing and atmospheric whole.
About Brother Tree Sound:
Brother Tree Sound is an indie contemporary classical group formed around the talents of Anna de Bruin, Thea Spiers, Peter Mallinson and Julia Graham. Together they are dedicated to encouraging new ways of listening through collectively interpreting the landscape and language of 21st century music. The London based group performs in concert halls, clubs and non-traditional independent venues as well as regularly performing with many orchestras such as ECO, RPO, LCO chamber ensemble, London Contemporary Orchestra and BBCSO. They are equally at home with a variety of genres from folk jams at the local pub to the soundworlds of extended contemporary techniques.
They have played together as freelance musicians for chamber music festivals in Bordeaux, at Ephesus in Turkey, the Barbican Hall for London Jazz Festival, in the BBC proms and as Brother Tree Sound at poetry events with free improvisation and for first performances of more than twenty new works since forming three years ago. Their recording of Fiona Brice’s Quartet no 1 has been played on radio 3’s Late Junction, Night Tracks and BBC Sounds and has been streamed hundreds of thousands of times across Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer.
Brother Tree Sound’s open approach to repertoire sees them moving seamlessly from minimalism to neo-classical and experimentalism to laptop jams with space for some Ravel along the way. Their new EP Interstices released by Bigo & Twigetti on 31st July 2020 sees them continue to innovate by bringing together four quite different styles of music that seem to explore the same intangible idea.
released July 31, 2020
1. I Have the Serpent Brought String Quartet no 1. mvt. 2 - Peter Fribbins
2. Interstice 1 - arr. Jim Perkins
3. Tread Softly - Andrew McIntosh
4. Interstice 2 - arr. Jim Perkins
5. ...touchless as they sleepwalk... - Sam Cave
Produced by Jim Perkins, Anna De Bruin and Ben Wiffen,
1,3,5 Mixed and mastered by Ben Wiffen
2,4 Mixed by Jim Perkins, mastered by Ben Wiffen
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