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Artist talk: Ben Frost at The Great Northern

February 1, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CST

Ben Frost

On Feb. 1, American Composers Forum and the Twin Cities-based festival The Great Northern co-present a talk by Ben Frost. The acclaimed Australian-born/Iceland-based artist will discuss his process of translating J.A. Baker’s classic novel The Peregrine into the opera Cold Air Rises, the first part of which will be premiered by the Minneapolis choral ensemble MPLS (imPulse) on Feb. 4 at Luminary Arts Center, as part of the festival. The talk will be hosted by Minnesota Opera’s Ryan Taylor.

Ben Frost is a composer, producer, sound artist, and director. His work includes the studio albums Theory of Machines (2007), By The Throat (2009), A U R O R A (2014) and The Centre Cannot Hold (2017), and spans an array of other forms that include installations, live performance, scores for dance, theatre, and various studio collaborations. He has composed several scores for film, including the Palme d’Or-nominated Sleeping Beauty, and the series Dark, 1899, and Raised By Wolves, with director Ridley Scott. Frost has collaborated extensively with the Irish artist Richard Mosse and American cinematographer Trevor Tweeten to produce three multi-channel video and sound installations: The Enclave (2013), Incoming (2017), and Broken Spectre (2022). He has written and directed two operas before: The Wasp Factory (2013) and The Murder of Halit Yozgat (2021) — a collaboration with the research agency Forensic Architecture. In recent years Frost has expanded his work to include several installation projects, focusing on pure exploitation of the physical properties of sound.

Free, but reserve your spot!

Event starts at 5:30 p.m.

The Great Northern celebrates our cold, creative winters through programming at the end of January and beginning of February that invigorates mind and body. In an era of changing climate that threatens our signature season, the festival seeks to create community, inspire action, and share the resilient spirit of the North with the world. For more information, please visit www.thegreatnorthernfestival.com.


February 1, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CST


American Composers Forum
The Great Northern Festival


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729 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55402 United States
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