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Cello – Heather VorwerckClarinet – Patrice ScanlonFlute – Sheela BringiGuzheng [Gu Zheng] – Wu FeiMusic By [Composition Using Material By] – Igor Stravinsky
For the Fred Frith album, see The Happy End Problem. The happy ending problem: every set of five points in general position contains the vertices of a convex quadrilateral. The "happy ending problem" (so named by Paul Erdős because it led to the marriage of George Szekeres and Esther Klein) is the following statement: Theorem: any set of five points in the plane in general position has a subset of four points that form the vertices of a convex quadrilateral. The happy ending theorem can be proven by a simple case analysis: if four or more points are vertices of the convex hull, any four such points can be chosen. If on the other hand, the point set has the form of a triangle with two points inside it, the two inner points and one of the triangle sides can be chosen. See Peterson (2000) for an illustrated explanation of this proof, and Morris & Soltan (2000) for a more detailed survey of the problem.
If these references are rather unusual in Frith's oeuvre, as a whole, the piece retains a definite Frithian quality and makes for a gentle and pleasurable listen. The Happy End Problem," the second work of this set, is more typical of Frith. Orientalism is still at the heart of this piece, embodied this time by Wu Fei's gu-zheng (a zither-like Chinese instrument). Overall less gentle, "The Happy End Problem" features sudden changes in textures and moods, grittier passages, and a stronger unspoken narrative
Fred Frith - 2006 - The Happy End Problem (FLAC, ReR FRA 05)/The Happy End Problem. Fred Frith - 2006 - The Happy End Problem (FLAC, ReR FRA 05)/07 - KAsumi. Fred Frith - 2006 - The Happy End Problem (FLAC, ReR FRA 05)/05 - Shi-o. Fred Frith - 2006 - The Happy End Problem (FLAC, ReR FRA 05)/cover.
The Happy End Problem (Music for Dance Volume 5) is a studio album by English guitarist, composer and improvisor Fred Frith, and is the fifth of a series of Music for Dance albums he made. It comprises two suites composed in 2003 by Frith "for flute, bassoon, gu zheng, percussion, violin and electronics" and was recorded in 2003 and 2004. In "The Happy End Problem" Frith drew on elements from Igor Stravinsky's 1910 ballet, Firebird Suite. Imitation" focused on Oriental elements and played on the Western world's perception of Japan. The "happy ending problem" (so named by Paul Erdős because it led to the marriage of George Szekeres and Esther Klein) is the following statement: This was one of the original results that led to the development of Ramsey theory.
Back to Life (Fred Frith album). Back to Life is a studio album by English guitarist, composer and improvisor Fred Frith. It comprises five classical chamber music pieces composed by Frith between 1993 and 2005, and was performed between 1998 and 2007 by Belgian pianist Daan Vandewalle, United States percussionist William Winant, and the Callithumpian Consort ensemble of the New England Conservatory of Music, conducted by Stephen Drury. The album was released on Tzadik Records' Composer Series in 2008.
In "The Happy End Problem" Frith drew on elements from Igor Stravinsky's 1910 ballet, Firebird Suite. At the time, the shakuhachi player, Kikutsubo Day was a student of Frith's at Mills College in the United States, and he constructed "Imitation" around her playing. Overall two highly accomplished and fascinating pieces of music, more perhaps for the classical enthusiast than the progger.
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Imitation focuses on Orientalist elements: ‘Amanda was playing with the way Westerners imagine Japan, so there were certain kinds of clichés in the movement and also in the set. I was exploring the same terrain but from a musical perspective. I had a student at the time, the shakuhachi player Kiku Day, who’s Danish-Japanese. I kind of constructed the music around her really’".
The Happy End Problem. Top Songs Fred Frith. Lelekovice (for Iva Bittová) String Quartet, 9. Quartets. Not If I See You First. You Are What You Eat. The Technology of Tears (and Other Music for Dance and Theatre).