Cutler, Joe - Urban Myths
Cutler, Joe - Screaming 229a (1996)
British based composer Joe Cutler spent an extended period of time in Warsaw where he experienced the unidentifiable and disturbing sonic eruptions from Room 229a. The ferocious, biting harmonies are almost subsumed by the sheer rhythmic potency of the piece. Abrupt, syncopated and stop-start this quartet has proved to be a favourite amongst many saxophone quartets. Stabbing flair and rebounding cross-rhythms tenuously hold together the piece’s grip on reality, before fighting through to its explosive conclusion.