Last October, Joe Cutler talked to Composers Edition about the NMC Recordings release of his CD Elsewhereness. The album was then selected as ALLMUSIC Editor’s choice November 2018 and has been receiving very positive reviews. All but two of the works recorded in Elsewhereness are published by Composers Editions and are available for purchase.
‘Suffused with an infectious joy in sound’ The Journal of Music
‘Cutler is a post-minimalist, lending the repetitive style new contexts. Alongside folk, pop and jazz influences are those, less likely, of football … and TV drama’ Sunday Times
‘Cutler’s music is profoundly characterful … a varied and wonderfully entertaining disc.’ Planet Hugill
‘This lively British composer writes jumbled, sometimes crazy pieces produced by hurling many kinds of music into the pot and giving them a quizzical stir’ The Times
‘humorous … whimsical … this album has been rewarded with commercial success – if you investigate it, you will hear how this has happened.’ AllMusic
‘music of quirky dancing energy and humour mingled with mystery … delightfully unpredictable’ The Telegraph ★★★★Joe Cutler Profile & Works
Next performances of Joe Cutler’s works:
Soundstate Sessions Volume 4
19 January 2018, 6pm
Purcell Room, Southbank Center, London
Lipatti Piano Quartet performs Cutler’s Slippery Music for piano quartet, among other works.
BBC Radio 3 Open Ear
19 January 2018, 7pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s, London
Decibel performs Cutler’s Extended Play. This concert will also feature Sometimes Everything Falls Apart Composers Edition’s Ed Bennett amongst other works.
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