Farbformen

Sid Hille Camerata
Farbformen
(2017)

The Sid Hille Camerata performs Sid’s chamber music, music that is located between contemporary classical and jazz. There are only a few ensembles in the world that convincingly perform this kind of music, one of them being the Kronos Quartet.
The CD ‘Farbfomen’ contains two string quartets, Quatuor no. 2 – In Farben and Quatuor no. 3 – Equilibrium, as well as one composition for piano quintet called ‘CoCo’.
Other than Sid’s recent CD releases, that were concerned to a large extent with completely improvised music, this 2017 release is almost entirely through composed. There are only a few section where the composer offered suggestions for possible improvisation.
It is in the interpretation of the written material where the excellent string quartet under the guidance of first violinist Maija Linkola truly shines. Virtuoso solistic passages take turn with massive tutti sections; beautiful, fragile moments are contrasted with hard grooves and bizarre dances.
Excellent writing and brilliant performances. Highly recommended!