Friday, November 15, 2013

Fred Frith Sudhu Tewari 2/25/05 SF CA

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


  1. Anonymous10:04 PM

    Hi! May you share next parts of your trade list?
    Arcanum 11/15/98 “Space Radiation” Subarachnoid Studios--18 min B+/A-
    Nanjo Asahito / Matsuka Takahashi duo “Live ‘89” NA gtr/vox, MT piano/elex—studio 40 min—fo ----B+
    Exias-J 10/17/04 Instal 04 The Arches Glasgow, UK aud ecm-719 > mz-N710 -37 min A-
    Flower Man ~ 10-hour grand endurance race of psyche and hemp
    Marble Sheep
    Shinjuku Loft Sessions----------A-
    88,89 misc live----------fluttery---------------b/b+
    Musica Transonic
    4/30/97 Seikazoku Nagoya Ja32 min ----sbd excellent sound for era------A
    2/15/98 Music Farm Nagoya---22 min-sbd? --good sound, TAO?----A-
    Splendor Mystic Solis
    7/17/99 Terminal Bar, Minneapolis (MN) Nanjo Asahito (symphonic gtr, vox) Hisashi Sasaki (b, Mellotron) Kawabata (2nd symphonic gtr) Plastic Crimewave (space gtr, vox) Koji Shimura (perc, b) Tar Pet (kit destruction) 29min A
    7/20/99 same venue/same etc-19 min-A

  2. that's a pretty large request list, might be up for a trade for those, though....

  3. Anonymous9:22 PM

    Then may be one or two bootlegs from this list? Thanx

  4. I take it you're a late arrival. I generally don't do it much, since my filing system is so abysmal. If I find something 1x to upload it, that's lucky, 2x is a little difficult