Fred Frith

In a career spanning more than 40 years, Fred Frith has followed a unique trajectory that manages to intersect with folk, blues, experimental rock, film soundtracks, dance scores, radio plays, theatre music, and contemporary composition. Along the way he has performed with most of the leading improvisers, without ever falling into the trap of viewing improvisation as a genre of music. An award-winning, category-defying iconoclast, Frith is the subject of Step Across the Border, Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel’s celebrated documentary film, and has also made notable appearances in two other recent movies—Touch the Sound, Thomas Riedelsheimer’s portrait of percussionist Evelyn Glennie, and Jennifer Baichwal’s mesmerizing investigation of lightning, Act of God. In cooperation with Toronto Downtown Jazz he will also be performing with local luminaries at Somewhere There on July 3rd and 4th, as part of AIMToronto's Interface series.

The Next Wave Series is produced in collaboration with the Music Gallery and AIMToronto, Toronto's premier collective of creative, improvising musicians.

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