Sunn O))), described by the New York Times as “not unlike listening to an Indian raga in the middle of an earthquake” and by Julian Cope in the Guardian as “taking metal to places you never imagined”, headlined Frieze Music 2006, along with Berlin-based avant-garde rock trio Liars.
Sponsorship from Freedom Beer allowed two nights of international underground music at London’s Hippodrome, curated by Dan Fox (Associate Editor, frieze), musician Steve Mackey (PULP), and forward thinking promoter and record label Upset the Rhythm.
Over 1,200 people experienced the best art crossover bands around and some of the big names of the future. This year’s event is building upon a music programme like none other in the world, which continues to open up Frieze Art Fair to ever expanding audiences. In the Guardian’s four star review of Frieze Music, the reviewer said
“Friday night at Leicester Square’s premiere teens-and-tourists disco isn’t where you would expect to experience the outer reaches of avant garde noise. But this Frieze art fair offshoot’s choice of venue turns out to be inspired, adding a surreal twist to a bizarre evening…Going up west at the weekend will never be the same again.”
Guardian, 16 October 2006
Friday 13 October 2006
SUNN O))) Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson bring their theatrical and visceral minimalist drone-metal London for a special one-off performance.
HASWELL AND HECKER Prix Ars Electronica for Digital Music award recipients Russell Haswell (UK) and Florian Hecker (DE) have performed together numerous times, conducted remix projects for such pioneering groups as Voice Crack and Popol Vuh and collaborated with a range of musicians and artists including Aphex Twin, Carsten Höller, and Cerith Wyn Evans.. In 2003 they began a research project centering around the use of Iannis Xenakis’ UPIC computer music composing system during a residency at CCMIX Paris. The results are currently being presented to the pubic as live multi channel electro-acoustic diffusion concerts.
BURNING STAR CORE Cincinatti based C Spencer Yeh with epic, adventurous sounds, by turns uneasy and beautiful.
LEOPARD LEG A 10-plus all girl drum troupe from Brighton and London.
Saturday 14th October 2006
LIARS Now based in Berlin, Liars’ third album has revealed voodoo rhythms and splintering shards of noise; shimmering atmospherics and tender moments of dreamy harmony.
ERASE ERRATA Californian based Erase Errata weld politically charged lyrics to the intense no-wave sound of rattling percussion, razor-edged guitar & trumpet blasts.
BARR The voice and drums project of Brendan Fowler. A self-proclaimed ‘motivational speaker’for lapsed indie and punk kids. Also a member of New England Roses with JD Sampson of Le Tigre.
THE CURTAINS Former Deerhoof member Chris Cohen’s San Fransisco based project. Eccentric and optimistic - The Curtains are full of poker faced genre disobedience.