“The emotional power of Frost’s music comes precisely from the stark contrast between extremely basic musical material and the deadly virtual instruments he invents to perform it…. This is Arvo Pärt as arranged by Trent Reznor.” —Wire Magazine
Ben Frost’s music is about contrast, influenced as much by classical minimalism as by punk rock and metal. It has a visceral presence, felt as much as heard. Muscular yet cerebral, ambient yet urgent, Frost’s compositions merge guitar-based textures, musique concrète samples, and building-shaking amplified electronics into sweeping digital soundscapes. Increasingly in demand for his exorbitant electronic production work, Frost has collaborated with Björk, Brian Eno, and celebrated Bedroom Community label mates Nico Muhly and Sam Amidon.
Catch this rare appearance by “one of the most interesting and groundbreaking producers in the world today … showing us the future of electronic music” (Boomkat). This show by the Reykjavík-based artist includes a preview of new work prior to his highly anticipated 2013 album release.
Copresented with Liquid Music, a new Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra concert series.