Ben Frost’s music is about contrast, influenced as much by classical minimalism as by punk rock and metal. It has a visceral presence, felt as much as heard. Muscular yet cerebral, ambient yet urgent, Frost’s compositions merge guitar-based textures, musique concrète samples, and building-shaking amplified electronics into sweeping digital soundscapes. Increasingly in demand for his exorbitant electronic production work, Frost has collaborated with artists as diverse as Björk, Sinfonetta Cracovia, Swans, Tim Hecker, and label mates Nico Muhly and Sam Amidon. He was recently awarded music protégé in The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative and has spent the past two years learning from and working with music producer, theorist, and composer, Brian Eno. Frost has just completed scores on several film and stage productions and is currently writing his first opera, based on the Iain Banks novel, The Wasp Factory. “One of the most interesting and groundbreaking producers in the world today... showing us the future of electronic music” (Boomkat), Frost makes a rare US appearance in Saint Paul, previewing new material and a new ensemble – including former Liturgy drummer Greg Fox (recently named NYC’s “Best Drummer” by Village Voice) and composer/multi-instrumentalist Paul Corley – prior to a highly anticipated 2013 album release. Co-presented with the Walker Art Center.
Seated tickets are now SOLD OUT. A limited number of Standing Room tickets will be available for purchase at the door the day of the concert. Doors open at 7pm.
Please note: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra does not perform on this program.
Liquid Music Series
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