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Ben Frost

by The Staff on February 7, 2013


There’s body-moving music and then there’s music that literally moves your body. If the Beastie Boys were experts on the former, Australian-born and Reykjavic-based composer Ben Frost is an expert on the latter. Part punk rock, part ambient electronic, his music is often described as “visceral,” in that it will vibrate every bit of your viscera—not just the eardrums.

It’s unclear exactly what Frost, who rarely makes American appearances, will be performing, as this show will be the debut of material he’s readying for his next studio album, but it will include collaborators Gregory Fox and Shahzad Ismaily. But given his reputation for “building-shaking” performances that “exploit every extreme of pitch and volume,” this one promises to be pretty transformational—in that your DNA sequence may be permanently boggled thereafter.

Ben Frost will perform at EMPAC (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy) tonight (Thursday, Feb. 7) at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $18. Call 276-3921 for more info.