Ben Frost

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Ben Frost (born 1980) is an Australian composer and producer. He is based in Reykjavík, Iceland. Frost composes minimalist, instrumental and experimental music, with influences ranging from classical minimalism to punk rock and black metal.

His albums include: Steel Wound (2003), School of Emotional Engineering (as part of the band School of Emotional Engineering) (2004), Theory of Machines (2007), By The Throat (2009), Sólaris (with Daníel Bjarnason) (2011), and Aurora (2014). He has collaborated with contemporary dance companies Chunky Move, the Icelandic Dance Company and the British choreographer Wayne McGregor. He composed the music for Wayne McGregor's 2010 work FAR.

Frost co-composed with Daníel Bjarnason, Music for Solaris, which was inspired by both Stanislaw Lem's original novel and the 1972 Tarkovsky film Solaris. Commissioned by Unsound Festival, it was performed by Frost, Bjarnason and Sinfonietta Cracovia. He composed the music for the films, Sleeping Beauty, the Icelandic drama The Deep and the 2015 British television series Fortitude. In 2012 he travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo with Richard Mosse, along with Trevor Tweeten and John Holten, to score the sound for Mosse's artwork The Enclave.

In 2013, in his first directorial role, he premiered a critically acclaimed music-theatre adaptation of the Iain Banks novel The Wasp Factory.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Steel Wound Ben Frost 2
2006 Theory of Machines Ben Frost 2
2009 By the Throat Ben Frost 3
2011 Sólaris Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason 2
2014 A U R O R A Ben Frost 4

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 FACT Mix 235: Ben Frost Ben Frost 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 The Invisibles Ben Frost 1
2013 Black Marrow Ben Frost 1
2013 F a R Ben Frost 1
2013 Sleeping Beauty Ben Frost 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Bleeding the Sacred Heart Ben Frost 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Music for Sad Children Ben Frost 1
2004 Anyone Can Play.... Anyone Can Sing.... Lawrence English & Ben Frost 1
2014 Variant Ben Frost 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009-12-15: New Sounds #3016, "Ben Frost, Compositional Doom" John Schaefer with Ben Frost 1

Broadcast + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 Fortitude Ben Frost 1

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