Fred Frith is a world renowned improvisor, composer and multi-instrumentalist who has positioned himself on the contemporary music scene between rock and jazz, improvisation and compostition. Experimental saxophonist and bass clarinetist Hans Koch has a similarly superb reputation. In the past few years Hans has dedicated himself to the quieter side of improvisation.
Both musicians have extended the possibilities of their instruments and stepped into new territories. The pair have known each other since the Nineties. As a guest, Frith took part in the “hardcore chamber music“ of trio Koch-Schütz-Studer.
On the new album “You Are Here” they create intriguing sound worlds and fascinating tone structures purely by improvising. It is the music of two mature masters who have worked all their life to develop their own musical language. The duo allows them to make full use of their artistic capability to the great pleasure of the listener.
released April 21, 2017
Fred Frith: electric guitar, various small objects
Hans Koch: bass clarinet, soprano and tenor saxophones, spit
Nearly every Braxton recording seems to fall into the category of "landmark"...this is no exception, I think.
Everybody performs live, everybody samples...the iPod as creative instrument...fascinating. John Cratchley