The English guitarist, composer, innovator and improviser Fred Frith has been active on the avant-garde music scene since the 1960s. He led the legendary group Henry Cow for three decades. Frith moved to the U.S. in the late '70s, where he began associations with renowned New York-based experimental musicians. The release of the seminal album “Guitar Solos” in 1974 enabled him to simultaneously carve out a place for himself in the international improvised music scene, not only as an acclaimed solo performer but in the company of artists like Bill Laswell, Brian Eno, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink, Chris Cutler, Lol Coxhill, Robert Wyatt, Tom Cora, Zeena Parkins, The Residents, Ikue Mori, Mike Patton, John Zorn’s Naked City and others. He is also well known for his restless work with bands like Skeleton Crew, Massacre, Keep the Dog, Art Bears, Tense Serenity, Guitar Quartet, Eye to Ear, Cosa Brava as well as for composing music for ROVA, Ensemble Modern and the Arditti Quartet, among others. Friths’s name appears on more than 400 recordings. The Fred Frith Trio teams the leader with a pair of gifted San Francisco Bay Area musicians, bassist Jason Hoopes and drummer Jordan Glenn. The trio has released two albums on Intakt Records: Another Fucking Day in Paradise (2016) and Closer to the Ground (2018). Critics called them “three extravagantly creative musicians employed in making music like we’ve never heard before”.
17 October Macedonian Opera and Ballet, 22:00 MOB, 22:00