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Ben Frost

Born in 1980 in Melbourne, Australia, Ben Frost relocated to Reykjavík Iceland in 2005 and working together with close friends Valgeir Sigurðsson and Nico Muhly, formed the Bedroom Community record label/collective. His albums, including Steel Wound (2003), Theory of Machines (2007), BY THE THROAT (2009) SÓLARIS (2011 - with Daníel Bjarnason) and A U R O R A (2014) fuse intensely structured sound art with militant post-classical electronic music, shape-shifting physical power with immersive melody, concentrated minimalism with fierce, rupturing dark metal. For film and tv series he has composed the score for the Palme d’Or nominated Sleeping Beauty by Julia Leigh, Djúpið by Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur (with Daníel Bjarnason), Fortitude by Simon Donald and Dark by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. In the visual arts, Frost travelled with artist Richard Mosse to Eastern Congo and the Mediterranean Sea to produce The Enclave and Incoming, two multi-channel video and sound installations premiered respectively in 2013 and 2017. Frost marked his debut as a director in 2013 with the première of his first opera, based on Iain Banks' renown 1984 novel, The Wasp Factory. His last solo album The Centre Cannot Hold (2017), recorded with Steve Albini, is a document of an event, of a room, and of the composer within it. It is music that is not fully controlled and appears to be anxiously, often violently competing against its creator.

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Releases

 All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated EP

All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated EP

 The Centre Cannot Hold

The Centre Cannot Hold

 The Wasp Factory

The Wasp Factory

 A U R O R A

A U R O R A

 BY THE THROAT

BY THE THROAT

 Ionia

Ionia

 Threshold Of Faith EP

Threshold Of Faith EP

 V A R I A N T

V A R I A N T

 SÓLARIS

SÓLARIS

 Theory of Machines

Theory of Machines

 

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