I'm always excited to present new work by the Siberian born British composer Sam Fendrich. "Blue Tears" is his most visceral, compelling and direct work to date.
As is no doubt obvious to you, “Blue Tears” is in some respects, a new ‘compositional’ approach for me in the following sense. Whilst the ‘style’, ‘techniques’ etc of “Blue Tears” figure as elements in many of my pieces here they are presented ‘raw’ ie divested of the other encompassing compositional elements. I have suppressed my ‘maximalist’ sensibility (or ‘label’) for reasons that I hope will become clear.
The story of “Blue Tears” started last July with the sudden and shocking death of my oldest friend JC. ( We met in the school jazz band (he played trombone and guitar), he introduced me to Robert Johnson et al, we made music together, he was my Best Man (on at least one occasion) and on and on. Also - he was the oldest of a long list of brothers (and a sister) and halfway down that line
was BC - a far from insignificant character in this story. (See inside disc.)
As always I dealt with my feelings (typically inadequately) by expressing them through music - theresult was “Blue Tears” - the blues as “anguish” - (!) but with the Konzuaala Kuzenstan seal of approval.