j.frede is an experimental music composer
who works with sound ranging from field recordings
to electro-acoustic atmospheres, microsound
subtleties to ambient soundscapes, live performances
to audio installations. Currently Frede is
working with field recordings of both natural
and urban environments and digital compositions
built using acoustic sounds.
When performing live j.frede utilizes a
variety of PC based software to write compositions
in real time using found sounds and digital
manipulations. His installation work is designed
to create subtle listening environments in
galleries and performance spaces. Each installation
follows a conceptual basis and is achieved
using multiple cd players, 1" speakers,
and compositions specific to the installation.
Originating from New Mexico (usa), j.frede
has been working in the field of experimental
audio and sound design for over seven years.
Frede has been working for the last four years
in Denver, CO and is now living in Los Angeles.
j.frede is currently working with field recordings
of both natural and urban environments, sine
wave frequencies, and digital compositions
built using acoustic sounds. Frede's live
performance can vary depending on each event
and the acoustic space it is presented in.
Aside from his work in audio, j.frede has
also been the curator for a large number of
events, featuring artists from the United
States and abroad. Some of the larger events
include the Denver Atonal Festival, which
ran for a total of five years, the audio portion
of the Telluride International Experimental
Cinema Exposition, several audio exhibitions
for the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver
and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.
j.frede also founded the Ritual Document Release
label, and is presently running the current
on Ritual Document :
solo works :
Isolate ep - 2000
Arctic Movments -
Live Documents -
Harmonium works -
Salt - 2001 MP3