Fred Frith in Los Angeles
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Topic: Fred Frith in Los Angeles
Posted: May 18 2004 at 02:10
I just arrived home from viewing a performance of Fred Frith(former guitarist of Henry Cow) with the California Ear Unit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Great show! Good ensemble work with Fred & the Ear Unit. Incredible improvisational work.
First half: Fred performed unaccompanied, performing in a technique called: "Prepared Guitar." Which is applying or performing with foreign objects on your guitar. Weither brushing then with a paint brush(which he used) or just dropping small beads on the strings(which he also used.)He preformed with many other avant garde techniques & such
Second Half: Performed with the California Ear Unit. Incredible ensemble playing & incredible septet improvising. For good amount of performers, it was ordered chaos, Fred was still keeping count or timing with the ensemble.
After the performance, I met up with Fred, I just shook his hand, complimented his performance asked for an autograph, & he signed it! He signed the back of Henry Cow's Leg End booklet. I post the scan of the signature later.
Great expirence, I really enjoyed myself.
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