The John Butcher Group

Bimhuis, Amsterdam.

John Butcher Group:
Chris Burn / John Butcher / Adam Linson / John Edwards / Thomas Lehn / Clare Cooper / Gino Robair / deib13

somethingtobesaid

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.

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