Ben Frost - All New A/V Show
14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Born in 1980 in Melbourne, Australia, Ben Frost relocated to Reykjavík Iceland in 2005. Working closely with friends Valgeir Sigurđsson and Nico Muhly, he formed the Bedroom Community record label/collective. His albums, including Steel Wound (2003), Theory of Machines (2007) and BY THE THROAT (2009), 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 metal.
In 2010, he was chosen by Brian Eno as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protegé program for a year of collaboration. Frost has worked as a producer on a number of studio albums, including Tim Hecker's Ravedeath1972 and Virgins, SWANS' The Seer, Colin Stetson's New History Warfare, and on various Bedroom Community releases.
On the stage, Frost has produced scores for Choreographers including Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, Akram Khan, and german Director Falk Richter. In film, he composed the score for the Palme d ?Or nominated Sleeping Beauty by Julia Leigh, and Djúpiđ by Icelandic Director Baltasar Kormákur (with Daníel Bjarnason, for which the pair won the Icelandic film award for best score in 2013). 2013 also marked the premier of Frost's first opera, based on Iain Bank´s infamous 1984 novel The Wasp Factory.
Ben is currently working on the second season of Simon Donald's epic Fortitude and his score for Super Dark Times, directed by newcomer Kevin Phillips, alongside new music. These various collaborations and alliances underline Frost's continuing fascination with finding ways of juxtaposing music, rhythm, technology, the body, performance, text, art, beauty, and violence, combining and coalescing the roles and procedures of various artistic disciplines in one place.
Lotic is DJ and producer J'Kerian Morgan. Raised in Houston, Texas and now operating out of Berlin, Morgan is a resident at the city's famed Janus parties and in recent years has evolved into one of the most original voices of Berlin's club life.
The 26-year-old released two EPs in 2013 – Sankofa / Glittering, and Fallout – both on Sci Fi & Fantasy, before following up with 2014's Damsel in Distress mixtape on Janus's own imprint.
Having featured on Björk's recent sit-in for Rinse FM alongside a flurry of press attention, the stereotype-baiting producer's first official outing, 2015's Heterocetera EP on Tri Angle, is undeniably worthy of the hype. His Berlin-via-Houston sound is an apocalyptic mix of haunting synth melodies, destructive beats, and skewed experimental electronica. The continuation and further development of which could also be found on Agitations, a mixtape released on Janus the same year as Heterocetera.