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Fred Frith

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: February 17, 1949    

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....
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  • Live At Cafe Oto 2012

    2013
  • Clearing Customs
    Intakt Records
    2011
  • Ragged Atlas
    Intakt Records
    2010
  • Nowhere / Sideshow / Thin Air
    ReR Megacorp
    2009
  • Henry Cow: The 40th Anniversary Henry Cow Box Set
    ReR Megacorp
    2009
  • The Happy End Problem
    ReR Megacorp
    2008
  • The Technology Of Tears

    2008
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Clearing Customs
Intakt Records (2011)

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