Fred Frith – Step Across The Border (1990)

Step Across the Border is a 1990 avant-garde documentary film on English guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith. It was written and directed by Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel and released in Germany and Switzerland. The film was screened in cinemas in North America, South America, Europe and Japan, and on television in the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France. It was also released … Continue reading Fred Frith – Step Across The Border (1990)

Fred Frith – Spring Any Day Now (1979)

From the album Gravaty by Fred Frith. Gravity is a 1980 solo album by English guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith from Henry Cow and Art Bears. Gravity has been described as an avant-garde “dance” record that draws on rhythm and dance from folk music across the world. AllMusic called it one of the most important experimental guitar titles from Fred Frith. [source] Fred Frith … Continue reading Fred Frith – Spring Any Day Now (1979)

Fred Frith – Same old me (1989)

From the film by Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel. Shot in black and white, the 35mm documentary was filmed between 1988 and 1989 in studios, streets, concerts, rehearsals, fields, hotel rooms and sundry other locations in Japan, Italy, France, Germany, England, the United States and Switzerland, and shows Frith rehearsing, performing, giving interviews and relaxing. Compiled with additons and alterations at Sound Fabrik, Munich Dec. 89. Bill Laswell … Continue reading Fred Frith – Same old me (1989)

Fred Frith – No Birds (1974)

No Birds is the last track on Fred Friths album Guitar Solos: This is a record of unaccompanied guitar solos. It was made in four days at Kaleidophon Studios, London. All the pieces were improvised, some completely and some to a roughly preconceived idea. No overdubs were used, the music is heard at is was played except for No Birds, which was made in two parts, and … Continue reading Fred Frith – No Birds (1974)