Rivers and Tides (soundtrack)

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For the film of the same name, see Rivers and Tides.
Rivers and Tides
FredFrith AlbumCover RiversTides.jpg
Soundtrack album by Fred Frith
Released 2003 (2003)
Recorded 2002, Germany
Length 40:51
Label Winter & Winter (Germany)
Producer Fred Frith
Fred Frith chronology
Rivers and Tides
Eye to Ear II

Rivers and Tides: Working with Time is a soundtrack by English guitarist, composer and improvisor Fred Frith, of the 2001 Anglo-German documentary film, Rivers and Tides by Thomas Riedelsheimer[1] about the British landscape sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.[2]

Frith composed all the music for the soundtrack[3] and incorporated sound clips of water from the film in the final mix.[4] The music has been described as chamber[4] and features Frith and a German trio of Karoline Höfler, Bernd Settelmeyer and Wolfgang Stryi.[3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[5]

In a review of the album, AllMusic had this to say of Frith: "Rivers and Tides demonstrates that Frith is not only a skewed pop genius and fearless improviser, but a remarkably empathetic soundtrack composer as well."[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Part I" (Frith) – 10:08
  2. "Part II" (Frith) – 3:10
  3. "Part III" (Frith) – 2:22
  4. "Part IV" (Frith) – 1:25
  5. "Part V" (Frith) – 4:40
  6. "Part VI" (Frith) – 4:15
  7. "Part VII" (Frith) – 11:31
  8. "Part VIII" (Frith) – 3:20


Sound and art work[edit]


  1. ^ Ramond, Michel; Roussel, Patrice; Vuilleumier, Stephane. "Discography of Fred Frith". New York Downtown Scene and Other Miscellaneous Discographies. Retrieved 2016-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Rivers and Tides". riversandtides.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  3. ^ a b "Credits "Rivers and Tides"". riversandtides.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  4. ^ a b Waxman, Ken. "Fred Frith, Rivers and Tides". Jazzword reviews. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  5. ^ a b Westergaard, Sean. "Rivers and Tides: Working With Time". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2007-02-13.