First of a three-box collection by one of the most innovative guitarists and composers of his generation, containing 8 ReR CDs, plus a bonus Fred title & a fat historic booklet with artwork, photographs, extensive notes and other comments by Fred, all packed into in a sturdy box -- and at a budget price.
Box one contains: The legendary Guitar Solos, Gravity (with Etron Fou Leloublan and Samla Mammas Manna), Cheap at Half the Price, Killing Time (with Bill Laswell and Fred Maher), Impur (for very large ensemble), Middle of the Moment (film score), Keep the Dog (double CD feat: Rene Lussier, Bob Ostertag, Zeena Parkins, Jean Derome & Charles Hayward). Plus, bonus CD Dropera.
Biographical: Recipient of Italy's Demetrio Stratos Prize for his life's work in experimental music and Professor Emeritus at the legendary epicenter of American experimental music, Mills College in Oakland, California, Fred still teaches in the improvisation master's program at the Musik Akademie in Basel & as visiting faculty in the Universidad Austral in Valdivia, Chile, where he has been collaborating on the creation of a new School of Music & Sound Art. Also featuring Lars Hollmer, Marc Hollander, Hans Bruniusson, Eino Haapala, Olivia Bruynhooghe, Chris Cutler, Tina Curran, Catherine Jauniaux, Frank Wuyts, Michel Berkmans, Etienne Conod, Denis van Hecke, Veronique Vincent, Asha Curran Frith, the 13th Street Puerto Rican Summertime Band, Fred Maher, Bill Laswell, Paul Sears, Jean Derome, Charles Hayward, Rene Lussier, Bob Ostertag, Zeena Parkins, Ferdinand Richard, Tim Hodgkinson, Fabrizio Appelius, Mikaela Dietl, Robert Lax, Sandra M'Bow, Ida man walatAkhmudan, Tshanak ag Abalbal, women from the Kel lforas tribe, Josefina Lehmann, Johann le Guillerm, Bertrand Duval, Attila Zombori, Jean-Paul Lefeuvre, Hyacinthe Reisch, Emmanuelle Jacqueline, Didier A, Nasser Sai"dani, Catherine Guinamard, Ensemble Heteroclite, David Wood, Pascal Pariaud, Sophie Dufeutrelle, Laure Michel, Catherine Leuchter et al.