9 CDs and a substantial booklet with documentation, photographs and lengthy commentaries by Fred Frith.
FRITH, FRED: Rocking The Boat (Volume 1 of The Fred Records Story)
Volume 1 of the 3 box volume, The Fred Records Story.
First of a three box collection by one of the most innovative guitarists and composers of his generation, containing eight ReR CDs, a bonus Fred title and a fat historic booklet with artwork, photographs, extensive notes and other comments by Fred, all packed into in a sturdy box - and at a budget price. Box I Contains: The legendary Guitar Solos, Gravity (with Etron Fou Leloublan and Samla Mammas Manna), Cheap at Half the Price, Killing Time (with Bill Laswell and Fred Maher), Impur (for very large ensemble), Middle of the Moment (film score), Keep the Dog (dbl CD feat: Rene Lussier, Bob Ostertag, Zeena Parkins, Jean Derome and Charles Hayward). Plus the bonus CD Dropera.
Biographical: Recipient of Italy’s Demetrio Stratos Prize for his life’s work in experimental music and Professor Emeritus at the legendary epicentre of American experimental music, Mills College in Oakland, California, Fred still teaches in the improvisation master’s program at the Musik Akademie in Basel and as visiting faculty in the Universidad Austral in Valdivia, Chile, where he has been collaborating on the creation of a new School of Music and Sound Art.
Vol. 1. Rocking the Boat (9 CDs, large booklet)
Cheap at Half the Price
Middle of the Moment
Keep the Dog (Double CD)
- BOX ONE BONUS CD
Dropera (not available separately)
Also appearing: Lars Hollmer, Marc Hollander, Hans Bruniusson, Eino Haapala, Olivia Bruynhooghe, Chris Cutler, Tina Curran, Catherine Jauniaux, Frank Wuyts, Michel Berkmans, Etienne Conod, Denis van Hecke, Veronique Vincent, A.......