Fred Frith

~ Person

Relationships

married: Heike Liss
member of: Death Ambient
Duck and Cover
Fred Frith Guitar Quartet
Fred Frith Trio (electric guitar)
Fred Frith Trio (lead vocals)
French Frith Kaiser Thompson
The Golden Palominos
Henry Cow
Massacre (avant-garde band from USA)
Material
Mother Gong
Naked City
Skeleton Crew
Tone Dogs
Art Bears (1978 – 1981)
Cosa Brava (2008-03 –)
students: Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mn0000178916 [info]
BBC Music: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/4801bad4-1b42-4c9e-84b1-bf61067ab67c [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/artist/78003 [info]
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0295947/ [info]
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Fred+Frith [info]
VIAF ID: VIAF: 46952033 [info]
Wikidata: Q460325 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Fred Frith [info]
discography pages: http://home.arcor.de/nyds-exp-discogs/frith.htm [info]
official homepages: http://www.fredfrith.com/ [info]
other databases: http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb13950886x [info]
https://d-nb.info/gnd/134378660 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/fred_frith [info]
https://www.whosampled.com/Fred-Frith/ [info]
picture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FredFrith_June1998.jpg [info]

Appearances

Date Title Credited As Attributes Artist Length
arranger
Strange Light Brian Eno 2:10
Through Hollow Lands (for Harold Budd) Brian Eno 3:57
The World as It Is Today Art Bears
The World as It Is Today Art Bears
compiler
Hallelujah, Anyway: Remembering Tom Cora Various Artists
composer
Nowhere, Sideshow, Thin Air (Music for Dance Volume 6) Fred Frith
Pacifica Fred Frith
Ragged Atlas Cosa Brava
The World as It Is Today Art Bears
The World as It Is Today Art Bears
1995 Trouble With Traffic
2003 The Right Angel
A Spit in the Ocean
Backsliding
La Pasión de Soñar
Norrgarden Nyvla
Only Reflect
Storytelling (For Eduardo Galeano) - Chapter 1
Storytelling (For Eduardo Galeano) - Chapter 2
Storytelling (For Eduardo Galeano) - Chapter 3
Water / Struggle / The North
instrument
1975 – 1977 Energy Fools the Magician electric guitar Brian Eno 2:07
1977 Through Hollow Lands (for Harold Budd) guitar Brian Eno 3:57
1989 A Shot in the Dark bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 3:14
1989 Batman bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 2:05
1989 Blood Duster bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 0:17
1989 Chinatown bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 4:28
1989 Contempt bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 2:54
1989 Demon Sanctuary bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 0:42
1989 Den of Sins bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 1:14
1989 Fuck the Facts bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 0:14
1989 Graveyard Shift bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 3:32
1989 Hammerhead bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 0:11
1989 I Want to Live bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 2:12
1989 Igneous Ejaculation bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 0:24
1989 Inside Straight bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 4:17
1989 Latin Quarter bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 4:12
1989 Lonely Woman bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 2:46
1989 N.Y. Flat Top Box bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 0:46
1989 Obeah Man bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 0:20
1989 Punk China Doll bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 3:06
1989 Reanimator bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 1:43
1989 Saigon Pickup bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 4:51
1989 Snagglepuss bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 2:20
1989 Speedball bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 0:44
1989 The James Bond Theme bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 3:06
1989 The Sicilian Clan bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 3:33
1989 Ujaku bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 0:31
1989 You Will Be Shot bass guitar [bass] John Zorn 1:32
1995-10-04 – 1995-10-08 Trouble With Traffic (excerpt - encore) guitar Fred Frith 6:16
2000-03-17 Burdocks guitar The Other Minds Ensemble 23:29
2009-10-11 Accommodating the Mess electric guitar Fred Frith and John Butcher 8:56
2009-10-11 Be Again, Be Again electric guitar Fred Frith and John Butcher 5:30
2009-10-11 Butterflies of Vertigo electric guitar Fred Frith and John Butcher 4:38
2009-10-11 Colour of an Eye Half Seen electric guitar Fred Frith and John Butcher 13:31
2009-10-11 Dance First, Think Later electric guitar Fred Frith and John Butcher 3:30
2009-10-11 Delirium Perhaps electric guitar Fred Frith and John Butcher 3:46
2009-10-11 Faults of His Feet electric guitar Fred Frith and John Butcher 6:29
2009-10-11 That Unforgettable Line electric guitar Fred Frith and John Butcher 2:34
2009-10-11 The Welts, the Squeaks, the Belts, the Shrieks electric guitar Fred Frith and John Butcher 3:05
2009-10-11 Turning Away in Time electric guitar Fred Frith and John Butcher 3:02
2017-03-18 Backsliding guitar Fred Frith 4:51
2017-03-18 La Pasión de Soñar guitar Fred Frith 17:15
2017-03-18 Storytelling (For Eduardo Galeano) - Chapter 1 guitar Fred Frith 15:31
2017-03-18 Storytelling (For Eduardo Galeano) - Chapter 2 guitar Fred Frith 12:22
2017-03-18 Storytelling (For Eduardo Galeano) - Chapter 3 guitar Fred Frith 5:36
All Day guitar Jan Steele 7:16
Anchor Point electric guitar Lotte Anker & Fred Frith 3:06
Barricade guitar Bill Laswell 4:10
Barricade violin Bill Laswell 4:10
Beautiful as the Moon — Terrible as an Army With Banners piano Henry Cow 7:00
Candlelight Song other instruments Violent Femmes 3:12
Cannonade guitar Jim Staley 6:00
Casey R. guitar Tom Cora, Fred Frith & John Zorn 3:37
Cesar's Song guitar [guitars] Kronos Quartet 3:45
Children of the Revolution guest, guitar and solo Violent Femmes 4:19
Chit-Chat guitar Scholl, Erismann, Niggli, Frith, Koch, Kowald 10:14
Close Your Eyes guitar [guitars] Kronos Quartet 3:44
Close Your Eyes guitar [guitars] Salvatore Licitra & Kronos Quartet 2:14
Col Legno guitar Scholl, Erismann, Niggli, Frith, Koch, Kowald 1:43
Conservation violin Bill Laswell 3:09
Conservation guitar Bill Laswell 3:09
Dance Bend bass David Moss 2:37
Der kleine Leutnant des lieben Gottes acoustic guitar, banjo and electric guitar John Zorn 5:22
Fallaway bass David Moss 2:19
Getting A Head guitar Bob Ostertag 18:40
Giu La Testa (Duck You Sucker!) acoustic guitar John Zorn 6:06
Hallucinating Angels electric guitar Lotte Anker & Fred Frith 10:30
In the Dark Times, Will There Be Singing bass David Moss 3:19
Khartum guitar Scholl, Erismann, Niggli, Frith, Koch, Kowald 9:19
Little Red Robin Hood Hit the Road viola Robert Wyatt 6:09
Lowlands violin Bill Laswell 4:30
Lowlands guitar Bill Laswell 4:30
Mei Bua guitar Attwenger 10:51
Milano Odea electric guitar John Zorn 3:04
New Feet bass David Moss 3:58
Next Witness bass David Moss 1:26
Nil guitar Scholl, Erismann, Niggli, Frith, Koch, Kowald 8:54
Non-Precision Approach Procedure electric guitar Lotte Anker & Fred Frith 1:46
Not Your Girl bass Bob Ostertag 6:00
On the Raft soprano saxophone Henry Cow 4:02
One More Time guitar Cora/Cutler/Frith 3:12
Only Reflect guitar Fred Frith 4:00
Positive bass Bob Ostertag 8:55
Reasonably Available Control Measures electric guitar Lotte Anker & Fred Frith 10:53
Right Like a Railroad electric guitar Bob Ostertag 10:27
Riva Ridge guitar Jim Staley 5:48
Run Don’t Hide electric guitar Lotte Anker & Fred Frith 8:28
Saki Ni Dozo guitar Scholl, Erismann, Niggli, Frith, Koch, Kowald 3:55
Say So bass David Moss 2:23
Say So guitar and solo David Moss 2:23
Secretariat guitar Jim Staley 4:45
Shadow to Shadow electric guitar Kip Hanrahan 7:08
Shuffle bass David Moss 3:06
Sixth Sense bass David Moss 3:05
Slow Climb bass David Moss 3:15
Sobek guitar Scholl, Erismann, Niggli, Frith, Koch, Kowald 7:00
Still No Funeral at All electric bass guitar, fiddle, guest and piano Carla Kihlstedt, Matthias Bossi & Shahzad Ismaily 2:01
Stop Complaining: Section I guitar Hans Reichel 3:10
Stop Complaining: Section II guitar Hans Reichel 6:30
Stop Complaining: Section III guitar Hans Reichel 3:28
Stop Complaining: Section IV guitar Hans Reichel 3:07
Stop Complaining: Section IX guitar Hans Reichel 4:56
Stop Complaining: Section V guitar Hans Reichel 4:10
Stop Complaining: Section VI guitar Hans Reichel 5:09
Stop Complaining: Section VII guitar Hans Reichel 3:22
Stop Complaining: Section VIII guitar Hans Reichel 2:31
Strange Light electric guitar Brian Eno 2:10
Stride bass David Moss 3:26
Surface Tension bass David Moss 3:22
Talking to the Tree guitar Fred Frith & Catherine Jauniaux 2:59
Terrain bass Art Bears 3:49
The Man in the Blue Slip bass Bob Ostertag 10:50
The Mountain Is as Quiet as the Eternal Past electric guitar Lotte Anker & Fred Frith 8:19
The Same Dirt electric guitar Lotte Anker & Fred Frith 4:40
The Tube bass Art Bears 3:05
Thief Breaks Into an Empty House electric guitar Lotte Anker & Fred Frith 9:22
Three Metal Moves bass David Moss 3:42
Three Metal Moves guitar David Moss 3:42
Time Out guitar Material 4:58
Tre Nel 5000 electric guitar John Zorn 4:38
Two Rapid Formations electric guitar Brian Eno 3:23
Unsafe at Any Speed bass David Moss 3:31
Uprising violin Bill Laswell 1:08
Uprising guitar Bill Laswell 1:08
Voice of America, Part 1 guitar and tape Fred Frith, Bob Ostertag, & Phil Minton 17:01
Voice of America, Part 2 Fred Frith, Bob Ostertag, & Phil Minton 21:19
Water / Struggle / The North guitar Fred Frith 11:05
Without a Word guitar [guitars] Kronos Quartet, Firth Heath & Christopher Laurence 3:34
50th Birthday Celebration, Volume 5 guitar John Zorn & Fred Frith
A Distant Youth acoustic guitar Wu Fei
Allies: Music for Dance, Volume 2 bass, drum machine, guitar, keyboard and violin Fred Frith
Clearing guitar Fred Frith
Commercial Album guest and guitar The Residents
Commercial Album guest and guitar The Residents
Commercial Album guest and guitar The Residents
Commercial Album guest and guitar The Residents
Dalaba, Frith, Glick Rieman, Kihlstedt guitar Dalaba, Frith, Glick Rieman, Kihlstedt
Death Ambient guitar Death Ambient
Der Mann im Fahrstuhl guitar Heiner Goebbels & Heiner Müller
Der Mann im Fahrstuhl bass Heiner Goebbels & Heiner Müller
Desperate Straights guitar and violin Slapp Happy / Henry Cow
Desperate Straights guitar and violin Slapp Happy / Henry Cow
Hopes and Fears guitar, harmonium, piano, viola, violin and xylophone Art Bears
Hopes and Fears guitar, harmonium, piano, viola, violin and xylophone Art Bears
Hopes and Fears guitar, harmonium, piano, viola, violin and xylophone Art Bears
In Praise of Learning guitar, violin and xylophone Henry Cow
Leg End guitar, piano, viola and violin Henry Cow
Leg End guitar, piano, viola and violin Henry Cow
Nous autres bass, guitar, membranophone, piano and violin Fred Frith & René Lussier
Nowhere, Sideshow, Thin Air (Music for Dance Volume 6) acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, keyboard, mbira, percussion and sampler Fred Frith
Orlando (includes dance remixes) guitar family David Motion & Sally Potter
Ragged Atlas bass and guitar Cosa Brava
St. Louis Blues guitar Aki Takase
Synaesthesia guitar Death Ambient
The Art of Memory guitar John Zorn & Fred Frith
The Compass, Log and Lead acoustic guitar, organ and violin Fred Frith, Stevie Wishart & Carla Kihlstedt
The Happy End Problem bass and double bass Fred Frith
The Happy End Problem bass and double bass Fred Frith
The World as It Is Today guitar, keyboard, viola and violin Art Bears
The World as It Is Today guitar, keyboard, viola and violin Art Bears
Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8.09.1974 Fred Frith (Tracks: 2,3,6) violin Robert Wyatt
Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8.09.1974 Fred Frith (Tracks: 2,3,6) guitar Robert Wyatt
Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8.09.1974 Fred Frith (Tracks: 2,3,6) viola Robert Wyatt
Western Culture acoustic guitar, bass and electric guitar Henry Cow
Winter Songs guitar family, keyboard, violin and xylophone Art Bears
Winter Songs guitar family, keyboard, violin and xylophone Art Bears
Winter Songs guitar family, keyboard, violin and xylophone Art Bears
mastering
Accidental: Music for Dance, Volume 3 Fred Frith
mix
Affirmed Jim Staley 3:32
Bold Forbes Jim Staley 2:03
Foolish Pleasure Jim Staley 4:33
Seattle Slew Jim Staley 4:34
Spectacular Bid Jim Staley 4:20
performer
1983-08 Evolution Fred Frith 3:22
1983-08 Too Much Too Little Fred Frith 2:09
1985-12 Sparrow Song Fred Frith 1:30
1985-12 The Border Fred Frith 3:31
1988-02 Birds Fred Frith 2:21
1988-02 Nine by Nine Fred Frith 5:54
1988-02 Nirvana Again Fred Frith 1:55
1989-07 Lost and Found Fred Frith 3:20
1989-12 The As Usual Dance Towards the Other Flight to What Is Not, Part 3 Fred Frith 1:50
1989-12 The As Usual Dance Towards the Other Flight to What Is Not, Part 5 Fred Frith 2:28
1989-12 Too Late Fred Frith 2:25
1989-12 Williamsburg Bridge Fred Frith 1:55
After Massacre 5:01
Aging With Dignity Massacre 3:06
As Is Massacre 8:06
Bones Massacre 1:41
Candy Machine Fred Frith 3:02
Corridor Massacre 1:58
Drum Factory Fred Frith 2:04
Dumbo the Clown guest The Residents 2:11
Gate Massacre 2:38
Houston Street Fred Frith 2:56
Killing Time Massacre 2:54
Legs Massacre 2:04
Lost Causes Massacre 3:15
Norrgården Nyvla Fred Frith 2:58
Not the Person We Knew Massacre 3:17
Regardless of Rain Fred Frith 3:07
Romanisches Café Fred Frith 6:22
Same Old Me / Williamsburg Bridge (reprise) Fred Frith 4:14
Scottish Roppongi Fred Frith 1:49
Selluloid Restaurant / The Old Man Puts Out the Fire Fred Frith 3:12
Subway Heart Massacre 2:45
Surfing Massacre 1:15
Time's Up guest The Residents 2:56
Tourism Massacre 4:12
Union Square Fred Frith 1:43
Voice of America, Part 3 / Legs Fred Frith 4:26
Voice of America, Part 4 Fred Frith 2:05
producer
Affirmed co Jim Staley 3:32
Bold Forbes co Jim Staley 2:03
Dance Bend David Moss 2:37
Fallaway David Moss 2:19
Foolish Pleasure co Jim Staley 4:33
In the Dark Times, Will There Be Singing David Moss 3:19
New Feet David Moss 3:58
Next Witness David Moss 1:26
Say So David Moss 2:23
Seattle Slew co Jim Staley 4:34
Shuffle David Moss 3:06
Sixth Sense David Moss 3:05
Slow Climb David Moss 3:15
Spectacular Bid co Jim Staley 4:20
Stride David Moss 3:26
Surface Tension David Moss 3:22
Three Metal Moves David Moss 3:42
Unsafe at Any Speed David Moss 3:31
Clearing Fred Frith
Nowhere, Sideshow, Thin Air (Music for Dance Volume 6) Fred Frith
Pacifica Fred Frith
programming
Nous autres membranophone Fred Frith & René Lussier
remixer
Living in the Heart of the Beast Henry Cow & Slapp Happy 15:31
War Henry Cow & Slapp Happy 2:26
vocal
2017-03-18 Interview With Fred Frith spoken vocals [Interviewee] Fred Frith 6:19
Cannonade Jim Staley 6:00
Dance Bend other vocals David Moss 2:37
Der kleine Leutnant des lieben Gottes John Zorn 5:22
Riva Ridge Jim Staley 5:48
Secretariat Jim Staley 4:45
Accidental: Music for Dance, Volume 3 Fred Frith
Leg End Henry Cow
Leg End Henry Cow
Nous autres Fred Frith & René Lussier
Ragged Atlas Cosa Brava
writer
Rats & Monkeys