Heike Liss
Sa, 26/06/2021, 20:00 Uhr
Improvisation / Diskurs

imp[or]trait #3: Fred Frith – “Improvisation has been central to almost everything I’ve done.”

Denkraum Improvisation

Guest: Fred Frith
Moderation: Mathias Maschat

“Improvisation has been central to almost everything I’ve done.”

In the third edition of the Denkraum series imp[or]trait, Mathias Maschat talks to multi-instrumentalist, song-writer, composer, and improviser Fred Frith.

Fred Frith has been making noise of one kind or another for almost 50 years, starting with the iconic rock collective Henry Cow, which he co-founded with Tim Hodgkinson in 1968. Fred Frith is best known as a pioneering electric guitarist and improviser, song-writer, and composer for film, dance and theater. Through bands like Art Bears, Massacre, Skeleton Crew, Keep the Dog, the Fred Frith Guitar Quartet and Cosa Brava, he has stayed close to his roots in rock and folk music while branching out in many other directions. With his colleagues in Henry Cow it was possible to develop a completely personal approach to improvisation that continues to resonate to this day.

Fred Frith, Gast
Mathias Maschat, Moderation


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