Piano score and part 0-571-56668-5 (fp) on sale, and also as a digital download
The "Jungle" in Jungle Fever has two meanings - firstly a reference to 'jungle' music, a style of popular music style derived from the techno genre, and which was an initial inspiration on the piece. (However the end result has moved away significantly from this initial influence. The work is not a piece of jungle music). The second reference concerns the 'programme' of the piece, which has to do with tropical diseases (i.e. also the "fever"), and the sense of repetitive delirium that I imagine sufferers would experience. notes by Matthew Hindson.
'I must admit that the presence of this work was my main reason for requesting it to review. I find Hindson to be one of the most interesting and convincing composers wrestling with the challenge of making true contemporary music relevant for an audience brought up listening to non-classical music. He does these by embracing elements of popular music; fantastic propulsive rhythms, memorable melodies and riffs but without ‘selling out’ by writing classical-pop or vapid pastiche. It’s a delicate balance but one he manages to achieve. This piece contains all of Hindson’s most typical and best gestures - big theatrical moments, nagging rock-derived ostinati and melodic cells of ear-worm memorability.' Musicweb-international.com (Nick Barnard)