Fred Frith Quotes

One of the things I particularly enjoyed doing was taking raw sound from locations during the film, like the candy machine, and writing pieces of music to go with them, which is totally unnecessary within the context of the film, because they have their own logic... view

By: Fred Frith

Some things don't wind up sounding like you'd expect, which is just as well... view

By: Fred Frith

The totality of a record is usually beyond ones ability to imagine when you start working on it, but the component parts are, usually, fairly clear one way or another... view

By: Fred Frith

There are always things to examine. What's great is not feeling that I have to refuse any of them. Maybe no good from a PR perspective, but from the point of view of everyday life, it keeps things interesting... view

By: Fred Frith

There's an awful lot of resources that can be drawn upon in an improvised music concert... view

By: Fred Frith

We play melodic music, we play songs, we play all kinds of things and when you improvise you don't just shut out different languages, you use all the languages that you have... view

By: Fred Frith

We went through this business of me writing out all the parts for these old songs from Gravity and Speechless and we'd been performing that, but we don't do that any more... view

By: Fred Frith

You could say that everything the musicians have learned and known over the years, all of their technical resources, are in a dialogue with the things they are discovering every time, as if it was the first time... view

By: Fred Frith

Not necessarily in one concert, but they're all there to be used if you want to use them... view

By: Fred Frith

Well, I think music for kids is never anything but experimental is it?.. view

By: Fred Frith

We played some gigs in Switzerland a couple of weeks ago and it was the first time I really felt the group was really a band in the sense of something I could write for... view

By: Fred Frith

I don't know if I'm striving for anything that I can put into words... view

By: Fred Frith

And so many of the kinds of labels you get stuck with don't really tell the story.. view

By: Fred Frith

It's like learning a language.. view

By: Fred Frith

Chris Cutler was kind enough to offer his company as an umbrella, so now I can have all my back catalogue under one roof as it were, and it has the same feeling as with Daniel.. view

By: Fred Frith

I remember playing football dressed in peculiar costumes with some friends in France and laughing so hard we couldn't even stand up, let alone kick the ball... view

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I think that one of the things that influences me most as a composer is to what extent I can deconstruct and reconstruct the material that I'm working with... view

By: Fred Frith

I think things changed as a result of a certain perception of our politics. When we went through our zealous, self-righteous period it didn't exactly win us any friends... view

By: Fred Frith

I write with a mouse, because it has no psychological associations or memories or habits associated with it... view

By: Fred Frith

If you write songs you have an idea how they're going to sound... view

By: Fred Frith

Improvised music involves a lot of intuition and I like developing intuition... view

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As an improviser I'm now pretty comfortable with trios, so I'm thinking of working up to quartets... view

By: Fred Frith