Update Nov 2020


_________Update SEPTEMBER 2022___

Owing to a ruptured achilles tendon I have been reluctantly forced to cancel my North German concerts this month. Many apologies to the (very understanding) colleagues involved, and to the audiences… Hopefully the shows in October and November will be possible, including Henry Now in Italy, Drawing Sound w. Heike Liss in Paris, Cafe Oto in London with Camille Émaille and more besides in Switzerland and France. I’ll update the concerts page regularly. Still working on recordings with Susana Santos Silva and Núria Andorrá, and a special project using our home-made instruments with Sudhu Tewari. The duo record with Annie Lewandowski—Long as in Short, Walk as in Run has just been properly released on Klanggalerie after a ten year wait! The opera Truth is a Four Letter Word is growing rapidly, and will premiere in Paris and then Nantes in February 2023 with an all star cast. Watch this space! If you would like to donate to our fundraiser the link (and lots more details) can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/truth-is-a-four-letter-word


MEANWHILE: Coming eventually on the Sub Rosa Label—Something About This Landscape, a Fred composition for the Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles conducted by Jean-Paul Dessy, featuring the composer as improvising soloist. Also on Sub Rosa, my duo CD with the extraordinary gong virtuoso Karen Stackpole is expected soon. Free Dirt/Dirt Free, a double CD of Skeleton Crew Live, has just been released on the Klanggalerie label, and the new double live CD of the FF Trio—Road— with special guests Lotte Anker and Susana Santos Silva, is available on Intakt. In Fall 2021, Fred Records issued three box sets of all the label’s releases plus two records that were not reissued until now – Dropera (with Ferdinand Richard) and Helter Skelter (the Marseille opera project directed by François-Michel Pesenti), both re-mastered by Myles Boisen. There’s also the previously unreleased Inimitable, a dance project commissioned by Amanda Miller. If you buy all three boxes there’s an additional CD, of Fred’s last concert with Tom Cora in Aubervilliers in 1998 (as well as unreleased shows with Chris Cutler). Full details at ReR Megacorp: https://www.rermegacorp.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?



The following lockdown projects/records are now available:

French Gigs  – re-issue of the 1981 record with Lol Coxhill on Klanggalerie, Austria [https://www.klanggalerie.com/gg353]

This or Here and That – new CD of quartet with Clara Weil (voice), Tom Malmendier (drums), and Anil Eraslan (cello) on Eux Saem, France  [https://euxsaem.bandcamp.com/album/there-or-here-and-that]

Fanfarissimo, new duo on vinyl with Chilean trumpeter Benjamin Vergara on Tour de Bras, Canada [https://tourdebras.bandcamp.com/album/fanfarrisimo]

Lock Me Up, Lock Me Down, a ten year old trio recording with Sudhu Tewari and Cenk Ergün, beautifully re-imagined and re-constructed by Cenk. [https://frith-tewari-ergun.bandcamp.com]

A mountain doesn’t know it’s tall, a new duo recording playing home-made instruments with Ikue Mori (laptop electronics). [https://www.intaktrec.ch/352-a.htm]