The Big Time: Fred Frith & the International Occasional Ensemble

Friday, December 6, 20248:00 pm
$30 advance$35 doors$25 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

The Big Time is a new work in two parts (one solo and one ensemble) created by Fred Frith for the final events in his 75th birthday celebrations. This group portion is presented with the International Occasional Ensemble, a constantly mutating entity of Frith’s collaborators. This performance is the group’s US premiere.

“Fred the magician? A little for sure, and also very adept at bringing together cultures and languages in a process of collective creativity. That’s already a lot!” – Jazz Magazine

Lotte Anker saxophones
Nava Dunkelman percussion
gabby fluke-mogul violin
Fred Frith guitar, piano, field recordings
Jessica Pavone viola

Fred Frith is a composer, improviser and educator best known for his pioneering extensions of the electric guitar. In this two day residency he presents a new work for small ensemble and a solo performance celebrating the 50th anniverary of his first record Guitar Solos, released in 1974.
The International Occasional Ensemble is a group of Fred’s regular collaborators that changes according to context and composition. They have appeared at numerous festivals throughout Europe.

The Big Time: Fred Frith & the International Occasional Ensemble

Friday, December 6, 20248:00 pm
$30 advance$35 doors$25 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

The Big Time is a new work in two parts (one solo and one ensemble) created by Fred Frith for the final events in his 75th birthday celebrations. This group portion is presented with the International Occasional Ensemble, a constantly mutating entity of Frith’s collaborators. This performance is the group’s US premiere.

“Fred the magician? A little for sure, and also very adept at bringing together cultures and languages in a process of collective creativity. That’s already a lot!” – Jazz Magazine

Lotte Anker saxophones
Nava Dunkelman percussion
gabby fluke-mogul violin
Fred Frith guitar, piano, field recordings
Jessica Pavone viola

Fred Frith is a composer, improviser and educator best known for his pioneering extensions of the electric guitar. In this two day residency he presents a new work for small ensemble and a solo performance celebrating the 50th anniverary of his first record Guitar Solos, released in 1974.
The International Occasional Ensemble is a group of Fred’s regular collaborators that changes according to context and composition. They have appeared at numerous festivals throughout Europe.