Ben Frost on Mirrors, Metals & Vacant Spaces

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Ben Frost joins Nico Muhly, Sam Amidon, Nadia Sirota, Valgeir Sigurðsson and others to celebrate Bedroom Community.

Australian-born, Iceland-based composer and producer Ben Frost has built a career around a personal, uncompromising blend of contemporary classical music, electronica and metal. Ambient electro-acoustic textures are cut with abrasive and distorted sounds; cinematic swells and glacial instrumental builds take precidence over conventional structures

Frost has collaborated with Brian Eno, Tim Hecker, Daníel Bjarnason and SWANS, composed numerous film scores (including a new take on director Andrei Tarkovsky classic Sólaris) and multi-media sound installations and, in 2013, produced The Wasp Factory, a full-length opera based on Iain Banks's cult novel of the same name. His fourth full-length solo album "A U R O R A" was released in 2014 and a new EP "V A R I A N T" was released in January 2015.

Playlist

Fausto Romitelli  Index of Metals: I. Introduzione
K Penderecki  St Luke Passion, Pt I: O crux...
Lawrence English  Wilderness of Mirrors
Alvin Lucier  Diamonds…
Oneohtrix Point Never  Stress Waves
K Penderecki  Polymorphia
Mica Levi  Lonely Void
Daniel Bjarnason  Over Light Earth: II. 1949
Tim Hecker Incense at Abu Grhaib
Valgeir Sigurðsson  The Crumbling
David Lang  Love Fail: the wood and the vine

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