News

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

08 Oct 2013


Ben Frost Joins Mute Song—

8705f2cd406734919c347e1af2da7005

Mute Song is excited to announce excited to announce a world-wide music publishing agreement with composer and producer Ben Frost.

This month has marked the UK première of Frost’s first Opera ‘The Wasp Factory’ at the Royal Opera House in London. The Wasp Factory, based on Iain Bank´s infamous 1984 novel, is Frost’s directorial debut, as well as the first opera he has scored.

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) and BY THE THROAT (2009) 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.

In 2010 Frost was chosen by Brian Eno as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protegé program for a year of collaboration. The two have since gone on to continue to work together on a range of projects both in and outside of the recording studio.

Frost regularly works with other musicians and artists -in the studio- in the production of albums such as Tim Hecker’s Ravedeath 1972, Colin Stetson’s New History Warfare and on various Bedroom Community releases -on the stage- producing scores for Choreographers including Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, Akram Khan, Gideon Obarzanek/Chunky Move, and german Director Falk Richter. -in film- composing the score for the Palme d ́Or nominated Sleeping Beauty by Julia Leigh, and Djúpið by Icelandic Director Baltasar Kormákur (also with Daníel Bjarnason) -and in the visual arts- where, with artist Richard Mosse, Frost travelled deep beyond the frontlines of war-torn Eastern Congo to produce The Enclave; a multi-channel video and sound installation that premiered at the Venice Biennale in 2013.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .