Ben Frost (musician)

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Ben Frost
Ben Frost.
Background information
Born 1980 (age 33–34)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupations Composer, producer
Labels Room40, Bedroom Community, Mute Records

Ben Frost (born 1980) is an Australian composer and producer.[1] He is based in Reykjavík, Iceland. Frost composes minimalist, instrumental and experimental music.[2][3][4]

His albums include: Steel Wound (2003), Theory of Machines (2007) and By The Throat (2009), Sólaris (with Daníel Bjarnason) (2011), and A U R O R A (2014).[2][3] He has collaborated with contemporary dance companies Chunky Move,[5] the Icelandic Dance Company[6] and the British choreographer Wayne McGregor.[7] He composed the music for Wayne McGregor's dance Far. Frost co-composed with Daníel Bjarnason, Music for Solaris, which was inspired by both Stanislaw Lem's original novel and the 1972 Tarkovsky 1972 film Solaris. It was performed by Frost, Bjarnason and Sinfonietta Cracovia.[4] He composed the music for the films, Sleeping Beauty and In Her Skin.[6] In 2013, in his first directorial role, he premiered a music-theatre adaptation of the Iain Banks novel The Wasp Factory.[8][9][10][11]

Discography[edit]

  • Music for Sad Children (2001) – independent
  • Steel Wound (2003/re-issue 2007/2012) – Room40
  • Theory of Machines (2007) – Bedroom Community
  • By the Throat (2009) – Bedroom Community
  • The Invisibles (2010) – for Amnesty International
  • Sólaris (with Daníel Bjarnason) (2011) – Bedroom Community[12]
  • Sleeping Beauty (2011) – independent – Soundtrack for Julia Leigh's movie of the same name.
  • Black Marrow (2013) – independent
  • F a R (2013) – independent[13]
  • A U R O R A (2014)—Mute Records / Bedroom Community

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nico Muhly's Team Spirit". The New Yorker. 20 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "BBC - Music - Review of Ben Frost - By the Throat". BBC. 
  3. ^ a b Grayson Currin (8 January 2010). "Ben Frost: By the throat". Pitchfork. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Cripps, Charlotte (3 June 2011). "Music for Solaris: the mentoring process". London: The Independent. 
  5. ^ "Chunky Move". Southbank Centre. 
  6. ^ a b "Jane Campion Presents a film by Julia Leigh: Sleeping Beauty" (PDF). Festival de Cannes. 
  7. ^ "Inside choreographer Wayne McGregor's brain". London Evening Standard. 
  8. ^ "The Wasp Factory". Royal Opera House. 
  9. ^ Church, Michael (3 October 2013). "Opera review: The Wasp Factory". London: The Independent. 
  10. ^ "The Wasp Factory, Linbury Studio Theatre, London – review". Financial Times. 
  11. ^ "The Wasp Factory – review". The Guardian. 
  12. ^ Ben Frost - Discography - AllMusic
  13. ^ "Ben Frost". Bandcamp. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 

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