Release date: 28th Mar 2011
Order code: SIGCD227
Flux is Signum Records second release with the Lunar Saxophone Quartet.
This disc of the group’s commissions combines the works of established composers such as Gabriel Jackson and Michael Nyman with others by contemporaries of the group – a ‘flux’ of styles and influences from a group who seek to create music that is “accessible, without compromise.
“James Williamson’s In Memoriam is achingly contemplative, while the title of Lucy Pankhurst’s Diaphanousphere suggests the delicate webs of sound created by the quartet.” The Independent
“…phenomenally talented saxophonists … Apart from the exquisite performance standards, the internal balance is perfect, the recording quality superb and the intonation so precise as to permit ‘beat frequency’ experimentation in two of the tracks. As quartet performances go the ones captured here would be very difficult indeed to beat.” Clarinet and Saxophone Society Magazine
“I tend to be cautious with ‘classical’ saxophones; they can be strident and assertive, especially in small-venue recitals, but here the sound is home-friendly, mainly discreet and mellow … Signum’s production is strikingly good; properly informative and interesting notes, with graphic design and photography unified.” Musical Pointers