Ben Frost, Music for 6 Guitars

January 2012 - Ben Frost, 2010-2011 Music Protégé

In the improbable and theatrical setting of the reading room in the New York Public Library, Ben Frost masterfully manipulated the sounds of six guitarists and a brass sextet performing his 40-minute work Music for 6 Guitars. Creating a dramatic closing for the Rolex Arts Weekend, Frost says of his composition: "It's like the last minute of a basketball game, when everyone finds this extra energy, and everything becomes manic and overtly physical and desperate." Music for 6 Guitars was performed by Frost, along with Tim Hecker, Shahzad Ismaily, Paul Corley, Sarah Lipstate, Sarah Register, Daniel Rejmer and a brass sextet.