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Fred Frith Solo Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Since the 1960s, composer and multi-instrumentalist Fred Frith has been blurring the borders between rock, folk, improvisation and contemporary music. His influence as an artist was already evident in the early seventies, first as a result of his work with the innovative British rock band Henry Cow and later with Brian Eno. He moved to New York at the end of that decade, and began collaborating with artists like John Zorn, Tom Cora and Bill Laswell. He has worked as a composer with some of the leading ensembles of modern music, such as Asko|Schönberg, the Arditti Quartet and Ensemble Modern.

Fred Frith uses the guitar, in combination with countless objects, as a medium for groundbreaking narrative improvisations. He manipulates his instruments' sound by sliding objects such as drum sticks, bows, metal objects and resonant bowls along or between his guitar strings. He has been giving solo performances all over the world since releasing his album Guitar Solos in 1974. His solo improvisations are like narratives in sound or voyages of discovery.

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  • BIMHUIS Radio Intro -00:00
  • Live Concert @ BIMHUIS: Fred Frith Solo -00:50

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