First meeting recorded live at Swissnex, San-Francisco, in February 2009 (Fred Frith: electric guitar; Michel Doneda: soprano and sopranino saxes).
Fred Frith (born 1949 in Sussex) is a musician, multi-instrumentalist but above all guitarist, and composer, an essential and emblematic figure of the experimental and improvised music scene. Co-founder of the bands Henry Cow (1968-1978), Art Bears and Skeleton Crew, he is at the origin of the Rock in Opposition musical movement. Based in New York City since the late 1970s, where he has collaborated with John Zorn
, Ikue Mori, Tom Cora, Bob Ostertag, and many others, he has appeared on over 200 albums, composed for dance, film, and theater, and performed all over the world.
Michel Doneda (born in 1954 in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France) is a soprano saxophonist of improvised music. He multiplies the meetings and the collaborations since the beginning of the years 1980: Didier Masmalet, Steve Robins, Beñat Achiary
, Fred van Hove
, John Zorn
, Lol Coxhill
, Raymond Boni, Phil Wachsmann, Ravi Prasard, Joëlle Léandre
, Daunik Lazro
, Lê Quan Ninh
, Alain Joule, Barre Phillips, Martine Altenburger, Dominique Regef, Elvin Jones, Elliot Sharp, Jin Hi Kim, Mats Gustafsson, Sonic Youth
, Camel Zekri
, Keith Rowe, Tetsu Saitoh, Kazue Sawai, Gunter Muller, Fabrice Charles
, Gérard Fabbiani, Bhob Rainey, Bertrand Gauguet
, Giuseppe Ielasi
, Stéphane Garin
, Jérôme Noetinger
, Alfredo Costa Monteiro
, Serge Pey
, Masaki Iwana, Valérie Metivier, Yukiko Nakamura...