Fred Frith Lecture / Demonstration

October 4, 2019 - 3:30pm
Old Cabell Hall

Fred Frith, photo by Heike LissThe McIntire Department of Music presents a lecture and demonstration by Fred Frith on Friday, October 4th at 3:30pm in Old Cabell Hall.  This event is free and open to the public.
Frith will be offering a lecture and demonstration on technique, collaboration, notation, process and improvisation.

Fred Frith is a songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist (bass, keyboards, violin) and an improviser performing mostly on various permutations of the electric and acoustic guitar. His compositions have been performed by ensembles ranging from Arditti Quartet and the Ensemble Modern to Concerto Köln and Galax Quartet, from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to ROVA and Arte Sax Quartets, from rock bands Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and Ground Zero to the Glasgow Improvisers’ Orchestra.

Film music credits include the acclaimed documentaries Rivers and Tides, Touch the Sound and Leaning into the Wind, directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer, The Tango Lesson, Yes and The Party by Sally Potter, Werner Penzel’s Zen for Nothing, Peter Mettler’s Gods, Gambling and LSD, and the award-winning (and Oscar-nominated) Last Day of Freedom, by Nomi Talisman and Dee Hibbert-Jones.

Quotes about Fred Frith:

“An extraordinary sound source for decades, and he isn’t letting up.”John Fordham, Guardian

“One of music’s greatest improvisers.”  Glenn Astarita, EJazz News (USA)

“At once familiar yet like nothing you’ve heard before or since.” Peter Marsh, BBC

“A musical consciousness of rare intelligence backed up with an omnipresent sense of humor, Frith makes music that must count amongst the most powerful and original of the present time.”
Libération (France)

The Fred Frith Trio with Heike Liss' will perform in a multimedia concert on Friday, October 4 at 8:00pm in Old Cabell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

Sponsored by the UVA Arts Council | Enriching the Arts on Grounds 
​This performance is made possible by the Gassmann Fund for Innovation in Music.​

Call 434.924.3052 for more information.

All programs subject to change.


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176