12.06.2024, 20:00 Uhr

Fred Frith & gabby fluke-mogul

Fred Frith is a pioneer of the extended electric guitar. He learned to compose in
Henry Cow, developed his song-writing skills in Art Bears, explored his multiinstrumentalism in Skeleton Crew, rocked the house with Massacre and is still doing all of those things, having been in one band or another continuously since 1964! Meanwhile his work has been performed by both Baroque and contemporary music ensembles, along with string quartets, chamber orchestras, and a whole range of groups and artists in the ever-expanding field of semi-popular music. Fred composes extensively for film and dance, and taught improvisation for years at Mills College in Oakland, California and the Musik Akademie in Basel, Switzerland. His life-long passion for improvising has increasingly led him to work with artists who don’t necessarily define themselves as improvisers, including drummer Mariá Portugal, trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, and bricoleur extraordinaire Sudhu Tewari. Fred is the subject of Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzels’ award-winning documentary film Step Across the Border.

gabby fluke-mogul is a New York-based violinist, improviser, composer, educator, organizer and doula. Weaving within the threads of avant and free jazz, with deep roots in improvised and experimental music, their music has been described as “embodied, visceral and virtuosic” and “the most striking sound in improvised music in years”. gabby is humbled to have collaborated with Nava Dunkelman, Joanna Mattrey, Ava Mendoza, Charles Burnham, Fred Frith, Luke Stewart, Zeena Parkins, Tcheser Holmes, Lester St. Louis, William Parker, and Pauline Oliveros among many other musicians, poets, dancers and visual artists. gfm is adjunct faculty at the New School, facilitates improvisation workshops and curates programming for Creative Music Studio, and is a current Jerome Artist in Residence at Roulette Intermedium. Recent performances include Music Unlimited Festival in Wels, Curva Minore in Palermo, and at the Stone in New York City.