Ben Frost (musician)
|Born||1980 (age 33–34)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Labels||Room40, Bedroom Community, Mute Records|
Ben Frost was born in 1980 in Melbourne, Australia. In 2005, Frost relocated to Reykjavík, Iceland and working together with close friends Valgeir Sigurðsson and Nico Muhly, formed the Bedroom Community record label/collective.
Frost's albums, including Steel Wound (2003), Theory of Machines (2007) and BY THE THROAT (2009) fuse intensely structured sound art with militant post-classical electronic music, shape-shifting physical power with immersive melody, concentrated minimalism with fierce, rupturing dark metal.
As part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé program in 2010, Frost was chosen by Brian Eno for a year of collaboration; one of the outcomes of which was Sólaris; a re-scoring of the Tarkovsky classic for Poland’s Sinfonietta Cracovia. The pair continue to work together on a range of projects.
Frost collaborates on a regular basis with other musicians, artists and genres; featuring in the production of albums such as Tim Hecker’s Ravedeath 1972 and Virgins, SWANS, The Seer, Colin Stetson’s New History Warfare and on various Bedroom Community releases. On the stage, Frost has produced scores for choreographers including Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, Akram Khan, Gideon Obarzanek/Chunky Move, and German Director Falk Richter. In film he has composed the scores for the Palme d’Or nominated Sleeping Beauty by Julia Leigh, and Djúpið by Icelandic Director Baltasar Kormákur (with Daníel Bjarnason). And in the visual arts, where, with artist Richard Mosse, Frost travelled to Eastern Congo to produce The Enclave; a multi-channel video and sound installation that premiered at the Venice Biennale in 2013.
- 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
- Sleeping Beauty (2011) – independent – Soundtrack for Julia Leigh's movie of the same name.
- Black Marrow (2013) – independent
- F a R (2013) – independent
- A U R O R A (2014)—Mute Records / Bedroom Community
- Official site
- Ben Frost - Credits - AllMusic
- School of Emotional Engineering
- The Ghost of Ben Frost - MySpace