Frieze Music 2009 was conceived and choreographed by Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed.
Co-commissioned by Frieze Music and Sadler’s Wells, Work No. 1020 was performed during Frieze Art Fair 2009 on Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October at Sadler’s Wells. This was the first time that Creed created a dance piece.
Taking inspiration from Les Ballets Russes’ collaborations, Work No. 1020 featured live music that Creed himself composed. The work was performed by five classically trained dancers at Sadler’s Wells’ Lilian Baylis studio.
Creed has exhibited his work extensively worldwide and his musical compositions and performances have often featured in or run parallel to his visual works. In 1994 he formed a band with whom he performs regularly. He has toured his theatrical production, ‘Variety Show’ in London, Edinburgh, New Zealand and the USA. Creed was born in Wakefield, England, in 1968, and grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. He lives and works in London and Alicudi, Italy.