Ben Frost embarks on massive world tour that massively ignores several massively inhabited US cities

Ben Frost embarks on massive world tour that massively ignores several massively inhabited US cities

Ben Frost is well-respected, no doubt. His last two albums, By the Throat and this year’s A U R O R A, have been heralded as highlights of modern composition. But curiously, there has not been a single critic that has faulted Mr. Frost for having no idea what cities in the United States of America he should seriously perform in.

This would be expected from, say, a closeted musician who existed without awareness of the rest of the world — one who never traveled and one who created in an introverted, world-ignoring state. The Iceland-based, Melbourne-born composer has clearly experienced the world — A U R O R A was recorded while he was in the goddamn Democratic Republic of the Congo. Which makes it all the more suspicious that the man decided to skip over New York City, for instance, or Seattle, or Boston, or, I don’t know, any other city besides the California majors and WTF Cincinnati! I’m really happy that people in Ohio get to see Ben Frost, but seriously, whaaaa?

He’s also going to Europe and Japan, which continues his trend of totally avoiding me.

Ben Frost tour dates:

08.15.14 - London, England - Jabberwocky Festival
09.20.14 - Oslo, Norway - Ultima Contemporary Music Festival
09.21.14 - Bergen, Norway - Bergen Kunsthall
09.22.14 - Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia
09.24.14 - Kiev, Ukraine - Museum of Modern Ukrainian Art
09.25.14 - Den Haag, Holland - Todays Art Festival
09.26.14 - Brussels, Belgium - Bozar Electronic Arts Festival
10.01.14 - Osaka, Japan - Conpass
10.02.14 - Tokyo, Japan - WWW presents
10.04.14 - Porto, Portugal - Amplifest 2014
10.05.14 - Essen, Germany - Denovali Swingfest
10.16.14 - Krakow, Poland - Unsound Festival
10.19.14 - Cincinnati, OH - Contemporary Arts Centre
10.22.14 - Montreal, Quebec - Sala Rossa
10.23.14 - Quebec City, Quebec - Le Cerle
10.25.14 - Mexico City, Mexico - MUTEK.MX 2014
10.28.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Los Globos
10.29.14 - San Fransisco, CA - Grey Area Gallery
11.05.14 - Bologna, Italy - RoBOt Paths
11.06.14 - Torino, Italy - Club To Club
11.07.14 - Rome, Italy - Roma Europa Festival
11.08.14 - Bari, Italy - Time Zones
11.20.14 - Utrecht, The Netherlands - Le Guess Who Festival
11.21.14 - Bern, Switzerland - St. Ghetto Festival

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