Episode #3016

Ben Frost, Compositional Doom

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Australian-born, Iceland-based composer and sound artist Ben Frost shares his ghostly and paranoid new release "By The Throat."  Frost has brought a number of collaborators on board, including composer Nico Muhly, Swedish metal band Crowpath, Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara and all-female Icelandic string quartet Amiina to help create this music of the foreground.  Using electronics, some field recordings of wolves and abrasive processed (tortured, really) guitars, he creates a dense, murky, and menacing musical experience of industrial machinery, orchestral drone and noise.   The "King of Compositional Doom" himself, Ben Frost, joins host John Schaefer to present selections from the album for this New Sounds.

PROGRAM # 3016 with Ben Frost (First aired on Tues. 12/15/09)





Ben Frost

By the Throat

Killshot [6:12]
Hibakusja [7:26]
Leo Needs a New Pair of Shoes [7:04]
The Carpathians [2:57]
O God Protect Me [2:55]
Peter Venkman Pt.I [4:30]
Peter Venkman Pt.II [5:05]

Bedroom Community HVALUR6

Jonsi & Alex

Riceboy Sleeps

Happiness, excerpt [4:00]

XL 447


Lost Music (Weekly Podcast)

For this New Sounds Program, we’ll listen to intriguing music about being lost, both physically, and in the sense of just having no direction, and not knowing where you’re headed.  From duoJalal -violist Kathryn Lockwood and percussionist Yousif Sheronick- hear music by Kenji Bunch, an entire suite called “Lost & Found.”


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