The music of Frank Denyer

Wheat


WHEAT: THE MUSIC OF FRANK DENYER
(LP: Orchid Records OR3, 1984)

On, On, it must be so; I Await the Sea’s Red Hibiscus; Wheat;
Quick, Quick, the Tamberan is Coming; Quite White; Voices

Performed by: Rohan de Saram (cello); Yoshikazu Iwamoto (shakuhachi);
Christopher Taylor (bass flute); Paul Hiley and Frank Denyer (percussion) and others.

Liner notes by Yoshikazu Iwamoto: Thought on folio for shakuhachi

 

MONKEYS-PAW

A MONKEY’S PAW
(CD: Continuum CCD 1026, 1991)

Stalks; After the Rain; A Fragile Thread; A Monkey’s Paw; Winged Play

Performed by: Irvine Arditti (violin); Yoshikazu Iwamoto (shakuhachi);
Bill Lyons (bass recorder); James Wood (percussion); members of the
Endymion Ensemble, New London Choir, Darmstadt Percussion Ensemble
conducted by James Wood and Frank Denyer

Liner notes by James Fulkerson: The Music of Frank Denyer

 

konink
KONINK & ANDRIESSEN: NOTES 94
(CD: Walpurgis WPR 007, 1995)

Beneath the Fired City and music by Jan Bus, Frank Nuyts,
Luc Brewaeys, John Cage and Harry de Wit

performed by: Wim Konink and Marcel Andriessen

 

 

compositions
THE CONTRABASS SAXOPHONE
(CD: earup CD 1003, 1996)

Resonances of Ancient Sins and music by Mani Planzer, Michael Finnissy,
James Clapperton, Urban Mäder, Thomas K.J. Mejer, Sha, Leo Bachmann,
Ulrich Krieger, Andrew Toovey and Franco Tosi

performed by: Kontra-Trio (Madeleine Bischof, contrabass-flute;
Thomas K. J. Mejer, contrabass saxophone; Leo Bachmann, contrabass-tuba)

 

finding refugeFINDING REFUGE IN THE REMAINS
(CD: Etcetera KTC 1221, 1998)

Finding Refuge in the Remains; Quartet; Frog; Archaeology; Contained in a Strange Garden;
The Tender Sadness of Tyrants as They Dance

performed by: The Barton Workshop; Yoshikazu Iwamoto (shakuhachi);
Robin Canter (mey); James Wood (percussion); Jos Zwaanenburg (flutes);
Manon Heijne (soprano); Alex Robertson (viola); Walter Althammer (conductor)

Liner notes by Bob Gilmore: Finding Refuge in the Remains

 

fired city
FIRED CITY
(CD: Tzadik TZ 7082, 2002)

Towards the Darkness; Beneath the Fired City; Quick, Quick the Tamberan is Coming;
The Hanged Fiddler; Resonances of Ancient Sins; Prison Song

performed by: The Barton Workshop; Kontra-Trio with Elizabeth Hall;
Percussion Duo Konink & Andriessen; Christopher Taylor

Liner notes by Bob Gilmore: Fired City

 

faint traces

 

FAINT TRACES
(CD: Mode 151, 2005)

Out of the Shattered Shadows 1 and 2; Faint Traces;
Music for two Performers; Play; Passages

performed by: The Barton Workshop with Frank Denyer

Liner notes by Bob Gilmore: Faint Traces

 

music for shakuhachi
MUSIC  FOR SHAKUHACHI
(CD: another timbre at03, 2007)

On, on – it must be so, Quite White, Wheat, Unnamed

performed by: Yoshikazu Iwamoto (shakuhachi);
Paul Hiley and Frank Denyer (percussion)

Liner notes by Bob Gilmore: Frank Denyer-Music for shakuhachi

 

silenced-voices


SILENCED VOICES
(CD: Mode 198, 2008)

Woman, Viola and Crow; Two Beacons;
Tentative Thoughts, Silenced Voices; Ghosts Again

performed by: Elisabeth Smalt, and Barton Workshop
directed by Frank Denyer

Liner notes by Bob Gilmore: Silenced Voices

 

WHISPERS
(CD: another timbre at82, 2015)

Whispers; Woman with Jinashi Shakuhachi; Riverine Delusions; Two Voices with Axe; A Woman Singing

performed by: Frank Denyer (voice); Kiku Day (jinashi shakuhachi); Juliet Fraser (voice); Benjamin Marquise Gilmore (muted violin); Elisabeth Smalt (muted viola); Jos Zwaanenburg (flute); Pepe Garcia Rodriguez (percussion); Dario Calderone (muted double-bass); Bob Gilmore (axe); Jamie Man (conductor). The Barton Workshop: James Fulkerson (bass trombone); Jos Zwaanenburg (flute); John Anderson (bass clarinet) ; Marieke Keser (muted violin); Anne Magda de Geus (muted cello); Jamie Swale (bass drum); Frank Denyer (percussion)

Liner notes by Bob Gilmore: Whispers