Update Nov 2020
N E W S
_________Update FEBRUARY 2022___
Lots of fun gigs coming up in the next year —see concerts page for details. Current recording projects include duos with Susana Santos Silva and Núria Andorrá, a trio with gabby fluke-mogul and Nava Dunkelman, and a special recording using home-made instruments with Sudhu Tewari. Current composing project is a pocket opera—Truth is a Four Letter Word—that will premiere in Paris in February 2023 with an all star cast. Watch this space!
MEANWHILE: Coming shortly 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. 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]