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Fred Frith kicking off residency at The Stone (with John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Ikue Mori and more)

by Andrew Sacher

Fred Frith – ‘Guitar Solos’ (1974)
Fred Frith

Avant-garde guitar great Fred Frith — probably best known for his influential 1974 album, Guitar Solos, which caught the ear of Brian Eno, who asked him to appear on two of his 1978 albums, Before and After Science and Music for Films, and prominently featured the use of prepared guitars, which would later be popularized by Glenn Branca and Sonic Youth — is beginning a six day residency at The Stone today (8/27), which continues through Sunday (9/1).

For the early (8 PM) and the late (10 PM) shows tonight, Frith will be joined by art pop mastermind Laurie Anderson on violin and keyboards. Admission is $25 at the door. Other shows of note include Frith and Stone artistic director/sax wizard John Zorn at the early show on Thursday (8/29) (also $25); and Frith with no wave legend Ikue Mori (of DNA, and also of Death Ambient with Fred Frith) and Thurston Moore collaborator Nate Wooley at the early show on Saturday (8/31). The full schedule for the residency is below.

In related news, you can also catch Nate Wooley performing as part of his trio with Thurston Moore and Ryan Sawyer during the day (2 PM) at Union Pool on Saturday (8/31) with Lungfish’s Daniel Higgs, plus bEEEdEEEgEEE + Dutch E. Germ and DJ Jesper Eklow. Free.

Fred Frith’s Stone residency schedule and a stream from Guitar Solos, below…

Fred Frith – “No Birds”

Fred Frith — The Stone 2013 Residency

8/27 Tuesday (CWL)
8 and 10 pm

Fred Frith and Laurie Anderson
Fred Frith (guitar) Laurie Anderson (violin, keyboards)
TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS

8/28 Wednesday (GCP)
8 and 10 pm

Fred Frith Trio
Fred Frith (guitar) Jason Hoopes (double bass) Jordan Glenn (drums)

8/29 Thursday (GCP)
8 pm

Fred Frith and John Zorn
Fred Frith (electric guitar) John Zorn (sax)
TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS

10 pm
Fred Frith Solo
Fred Frith (electric guitar)

8/30 Friday (DDT)
8 pm

Fred Frith, Nava Dunkelman and Jeanie-Aprille Tang
Fred Frith (piano) Nava Dunkelman (percussion) Jeanie-Aprille Tang (electronics)

10 pm
Normal
Fred Frith (home-mades) Sudhu Tewari (heavily assisted ready mades)

8/31 Saturday (BSSK)
8 pm

Fred Frith, Ikue Mori and Nate Wooley
Fred Frith (electric guitar) Ikue Mori (electronics) Nate Wooley (trumpet)

10 pm
NORMAL

Fred Frith (home-mades) Sudhu Tewari (heavily assisted ready mades)

9/1 Sunday (ICS)
8 and 10 pm

Fred Frith, Annie Lewandowski and Theresa Wong
Fred Frith (electric guitar, voice) Annie Lewandowski (piano) Theresa Wong (cello, voice)

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