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10/04
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Fred Frith Trio European tour
10/03
Tour dates for our February 2015 tour are now pretty much set, with performances in Berlin, Budapest, Vienna, Brussels, and more to be announced soon. Trio features Jason Hoopes (bass) and Jordan Glenn (drums)
Lindsay Cooper Memorial Concerts
09/14
Three shows—at London's Barbican Theatre, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and with Area Sismica in Forlí, Italy—will celebrate the life and work of the late multi-instrumentalist, composer, and activist Lindsay Cooper. With performances by members of Henry Cow, News from Babel, Music for Films, and the Oh, Moscow Band.
New Concert Dates added
09/10
Lineup now confirmed for Fred's week at The Stone in December, including a series of duos (under the rubric Art of the Duo) with Shelley Hirsch, Annie Lewandowski, Nava Dunkelman, Sudhu Tewari, John Zorn, George Lewis, Nels Cline, Miya Masaoka, Iva Bittova, Ikue Mori, as well as two shows with Fred Frith Trio, one with special guest Jessica Lurie. Currently confirming concerts for the spring in Paris, Basel, Belfast....
Gravity Live at Moers
08/01
Arte
Arte TV are streaming the entire concert at
http://concert.arte.tv/de/moers-festival-2014-gravity-band-mit-fred-frith
Check it out!
New Recordings coming soon!!
06/30
—The Natural Order, duos with John Butcher
—Edge of the Light, duos with Lotte Anker
—Backscatter Bright Blue, the Barry Guy/Fred Frith small orchestra
Massacre Love Me Tender
04/27
The new Massacre CD Love Me Tender, consisting of extracts from concerts in 1999 (Moers and Zurich) and 2008 (Ferrara) is out!! More performances to be announced soon...
COSA BRAVA: THE LETTER: now available on Intakt Records
06/14
More songs, stories, and joyful noise from FF, Carla Kilhstedt, Zeena Parkins, Shahzad Ismaily, Matthias Bossi and the Norman Conquest.
"Anyone who is searching for a masterpiece: The Letter is one"
Klaus Hübner, Westzeit
"Courageous, wild, beautiful.....funny, unorthodox, oblique, rowdy, poetic." Roland Spiegel, BR-Klassik
On Cold Mountain: Songs on Poems of Gary Snyder
11/11
Karen Clark, contralto + Galax Quartet
Compositions by Fred Frith, W.A. Mathieu, Robert Morris, Roy Whelden
"The meld between poet, composers and performers is as close to ideal as you are going to find today....a masterpiece..."
Classical-Modern Music Review
Contretemps etc
11/11
with Jean-Pierre Drouet and Louis Sclavis
A memorable concert recording now available on the French In Situ label.
"Ils sont libres comme une eau de spasme, indemnes de toutes les tempêtes. Guerre et paix chez eux, alarmes et fracas. Mais surtout : une improvisation qui ne ressemble à aucune autre. Un miracle?" Le Son du Grisli
"One of the best improv recordings I've ever heard" William Winant
NOW AVAILABLE on Ninth World Records:
09/10
Long as in short, walk as in run
A new CD of duos by Annie Lewandowski (piano, preparations) and Fred Frith (electric guitar, preparations)
"Curiosity, tenderness, mischief"
From the liner notes by Ben Piekut
NOW AVAILABLE on Intakt Records
09/09
Clearing Customs
Live and studio recordings for SWR's 2007 New Jazz Meeting project, with Daniela Cattivelli, Wu Fei, Marque Gilmore, Anantha Krishnan, Tilman Müller, & Patrice Scanlon
"It is not the grand, flaunting gestures that define the quality of his music but the interaction, the listening to each other, the fine tuning of sounds."
From the liner notes by Reinhard Kager
COSA BRAVA: Ragged Atlas
09/08
with Carla Kihlstedt, Zeena Parkins, Matthias Bossi and The Norman Conquest
"Frith's ideas never stray far from joyous music making" All About Jazz, May 2010
"...reveals another form of beauty" Harry Lachner, WDR 5
"A masterpiece that draws from the contemporary musical cosmos of song, rock, folk and improvisation to create wonderfully strong-willed atmospheres."
Christoph Jaritz, Woche
For full catalog of works by Fred Frith on Intakt: www.intaktrec.ch

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