Joshua Fried

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Joshua Fried

Genre: Composer



Known to some for his They Might Be Giants remixes, to others as the foremost drummer on the backs of old shoes, and to still others, the man who put headphones on some of downtown's NY's most mercurial stars, Joshua Fried has been subverting expectations with electronics since the '80s. Fried is the youngest composer to appear in Schirmer Books' *American Music in the 20th Century*  He has performed solo at Lincoln Center, The Kitchen, CBGB, a Stuttgart disco, a former East Village bathhouse, a Tokyo museum, and the Royal Palace of Holland. Art rock guitar giant Fred Frith soloed on Fried's first disk, and as well as the aforementioned TMBG work, Fried has produced or co-produced records by Chaka Khan, Ofra Haza, and avant-drone master David First.  He is a recipient of numerous awards including two New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowships, a National Endowment for The Arts (NEA) Composer's Fellowship and artist residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, VCCA, Djerassi and the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center.  Fried won two large commissions from American Composers Forum: to create live music for Douglas Dunn & Dancers, and to compose for the robotic instruments of New York's League Of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (LEMUR).  Fried's music has been released by Atlantic Records, Tellus, free103point9, Hello Recording Club, Printed Matter, Inc., and Trace Label (France). RADIO WONDERLAND is Joshua Fried's latest project. http://radiowonderland.org