Fred Frith performs new works with Sudhu Tewari
February 25 2005, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater & Forum, San Francisco, California
Legendary experimental guitarist Fred Frith premieres improvisations both as a soloist and as a member of the duo Normal, alongside Sudhu Tewari, a Bay Area resident of Indian descent whose remarkable music is performed on homemade acoustic instruments. Since recording “Guitar Solos” in 1974, Frith has been regarded as one of a handful of radical innovators on the instrument. A co-founder of the English rock group Henry Cow, Frith also has composed a significant body of chamber music for such groups as the ASKO Ensemble, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, and Ensemble Modern.
"Playing his modified stereo receiver with amplified springs bits of metal and electronics that create a industrial sound. Sudhu (su-du) Tewari is an audio gadgeteer with a simple motto: if it can make noise, it can make music. The 28-year-old Berkeley musician brings his curious system to the 11th Other Minds Festival in San Francisco on Friday, 2/25, in a duo performance with experimental guitarist Fred Frith. Tewari builds all his own instruments, often using trash like old springs, speakers from old toys and the shells of 1970s stereo receivers. He recycles cultural throwaways, too: he has a working 8-track tape player and a collection of 8-track tapes that includes the early 70s "Autobahn" by Kraftwerk. He's part of a community of young musicians who follow the model of total freedom pioneered on the West Coast by John Cage 50 years ago" Eric Luse / The Chronicle SF CA
note info file sez 2/22 vs correct 2/25, hit the wrong key there, sorry abt that.
Musical Selections: [untitled improvisations] (2005) (28:55) / Fred Frith
Performers: Fred Frith, guitar
Sudhu Tewari, homemade instruments