The Huddersfield Contemporay Music Festival commisioned Butcher to write somethingtobesaid for the specially formed John Butcher Group - an octet with amazing players from England, Germany, Austria, the USA and Australia.
A preliminary version was performed at November Music in Holland, and a revised version at Berlin's Maerz Musik.
A remarkable ensemble, and a music that seemed to distil beauty from the aural enviroment.
Wire - Brian Morton at HCMF.
.. singular and often strangely beautiful music.
Substantial too - like the loaf of bread in Philip Butcher's splendid painting on the cover.
Something said; something really worth saying.
Wire - Julian Cowley.