Middle of the Moment (soundtrack)

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Middle of the Moment
FredFrith AlbumCover MiddleMoment(1995).jpg
Soundtrack album by Fred Frith
Released 1995 (1995)
Recorded Early 1990s, North Africa and Europe
Length 60:40
Label RecRec (Switzerland)
Producer Fred Frith
Fred Frith chronology
Middle of the Moment
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Middle of the Moment is a soundtrack by English guitarist, composer and improvisor Fred Frith, of the 1995 documentary film, Middle of the Moment by Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel.

The film was made over a period of three years in the early 1990s, following the tuareg in North Africa and an avant garde circus troupe, Cirque O in Europe. The music comprises Frith compositions and sound collages drawn from field recordings of ambient sounds, conversations and indigenous music.

Frith describes how he created the soundtrack:[2]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Fred Frith.

1."Le Jour Se Leve"6:26
3."Digging For Water"2:34
4."Portrait I" / "Tam-Tam in Timia"3:28
5."Le Cirque"7:10
6."Robert Lax Is"0:58
7."Gnawa Express Tanger"3:01
8."Bell Song"2:37
9."Portrait II"1:44
10."Ghost Stories"6:50
11."Portes Ouvertes"3:43
12."Le Cirque-Oh!" / "Ghost Dance" / "Portrait III"10:43
13."Le Jour S'Arrache"2:59
14."Middle of the Moment (title theme)"4:32
Total length:60:40



  • Idaman walat Akhmudan – voice
  • Tshanak ag Abalbal – voice
  • women from the Kel Iforas tribe – vocals, drumming

Cirque O[edit]

  • Josefina Lehmann – violin
  • Johann le Guillerm – accordion, voice
  • Bertrand Duva – Tibetan rattles
  • Attila Zombori – drums, percussion, guimbarde




  1. ^ Olewnick, Brian. "Middle of the Moment". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Middle of the Moment". ReR USA. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-01-29. 

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