21 settembre 2013


Una rilettura integrale del celebre e amatissimo album di Fred Frith Gravity è andata felicemente in scena ieri e ierlaltro al Roulette newyorkese, dopo il debutto allo Slim's di San Francisco lo scorso 28 agosto. Con Frith c'erano Marie Abe, Jordan Glenn, Kaethe Hostetter, Kasey Knudsen, Dominique Leone, Ava Mendoza, Lisa Mezzacappa, Aaron Novik, William Winant, Wobbly e Myles Boisen, formazione che porterà il concerto l'anno prossimo al festival di Victoriaville.
Il primo bis ieri sera, Terrain, pagina indimenticabile del catalogo Art Bears, Frith lo ha dedicato alla cara Lindsay Cooper ('friend and bandmate') "libera finalmente dalla gabbia della sclerosi multipla".

'Fred Frith returns to the Roulette stage to revisit Gravity, the beloved 1979 album that also marked the guitarist/composer’s new life in New York. An experimental album that was inspired by social and dance music from around the world, Gravity is a rare “avant-garde dance record” that bounced with the “joyful noise” (BBC) of dance-friendly rhythms even as it challenged expectations and forged a new musical direction for the artist. With a new cast of friends and musical accomplices joining Frith on stage, this recreation and reinterpretation of Gravity promises to equally astound and delight today, nearly a quarter of a century after it first changed the landscape of experimental music.'

http://www.fredfrith.com
http://roulette.org/events/fred-friths-gravity-2