28 April - ore 17:30 Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi –

Fred Frith, guitar


Fred Frith’s career spans over fifty years, and has seen him in action in a stunning array of different musical contexts. He is considered a pioneer of electric guitar mastery, and his prowess dates back to his involvement in legendary experimental bands like Henry Cow and Massacre, which also featured bassist Bill Laswell. A radical and inspired improvisor, Frith has played with world-class musicians the likes of Robert Wyatt and John Zorn. He is also a renowned composer, whose works have been interpreted by some of contemporary music’s most respected and acclaimed artists. He has composed music for films and ballets, and has taught at academies and universities throughout the world. His discography comprises hundreds of records. Frith opens his show with a quote from Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, which seems to sum up his take on expressiveness: “Scientists say that human beings are made of atoms, but a little bird told me that we are also made of stories.”