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
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AllMusic 3/5 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.

No. Title Length
1. "Le Jour Se Leve" 6:26
2. "Moving" 3:55
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. Retrieved 2007-01-29. 

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