Ben Frost



Born in 1980 in Melbourne, Australia, Ben Frost relocated to Reykjavík Iceland in 2005 and working together with close friends Valgeir Sigurdsson 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 he was chosen by Brian Eno as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protegé program for a year of collaboration, one of the outcomes of which was Sólaris; a re-scoring of the Tarkovsky classic for Poland’s Sinfonietta Cracovia. Since then, the pair 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, Chunky Move, and director Falk Richter, -in film- composing the score for the Palme d’Or nominated „Sleeping Beauty“ by Julia Leigh -and in the visual arts- where, with artist Richard Mosse, Frost travelled to Eastern Congo to produce „The Enclave“; a multi-channel video and sound installation that premiered at the Venice Biennale in 2013. These collaborations and alliances underline Frost’s continuing fascination with finding ways of juxtaposing music, technology, the body, performance, text, conceptual art, combining and coalescing the roles and procedures of various artistic disciplines in one place.