25939Fred Frith solo guitar 2/1 Austin, Texas
- Jan 7, 2014Epistrophy Arts presentsFred Frith solo guitar502 Brushy St.Austin, TX, 78702Sat. 2/1/2014doors 8:30 music 9:00pmtickets and info at epistrophyarts.tumblr.comEpistrophy Arts presents the legendary guitar innovator and master improviser is a rare Texas concert.Fred Frith (England / Bay Area)Fred Frith, composer, improviser and multi-instrumentalist, has situated himself for more than thirty years in the area where rock music and new music meet. Co-founder of the British underground band Henry Cow (1968-78), he moved to New York in the late seventies and came into contact with many of the musicians with whom he's since been associated, including, for example, John Zorn, Ikue Mori, Tom Cora, Zeena Parkins, and Bob Ostertag. Fourteen years in New York gave rise to groups like Massacre (with Bill Laswell and Fred Maher), Skeleton Crew (with Tom and Zeena), and Keep the Dog, a sextet performing an extensive repertoire of Fred's compositions. In the eighties Fred began to write for dance, film, and theatre, and this in turn has led to his composing for Rova Sax Quartet, Ensemble Modern, Arditti Quartet, Asko Ensemble, and many other groups, including his own critically acclaimed Guitar Quartet. Best known world-wide as an improvising guitarist, Fred has also performed in a variety of other contexts, playing bass in John Zorn's Naked City, violin in Lars Hollmer's Looping Home Orchestra, and guitar on recordings ranging from The Residents and René Lussier to Brian Eno and Amy Denio. Fred is the subject of Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzels' award-winning documentary film Step Across the Border. He is currently Professor of Composition at Mills College in Oakland, California.In addition to the performance, Mr. Frith will perform at a local elementary school."A masterful sound colorist, Frith is in no way subject to analyses of his artistic legitimacy - (he) redefines the possible uses of the guitar and makes traditional discourse irrelevant". L.A. Herald Examiner (USA)assorted recent presshttp://www.nytimes.com/2013/ 08/30/arts/music/fred-frith- brings-a-weeks-worth-of- variety-to-the-stone.html?_r=0About Epistrophy Arts:
Epistrophy Arts is a grass-roots cultural organization dedicated to presenting the finest in adventurous and improvised music in Austin, Texas. Since January of 1998 we have presented over 70 concerts with living legends, unsung heroes and rising talents in the field of adventurous music.
This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.