|Country||United States of America|
|Categories||Aleatoric, Classical, Contemporary, Electronic, Minimalist, Other|
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 most mercurial stars, Joshua Fried has been subverting expectations with electronics since the '80s. He is the youngest composer to appear in Schirmer Books' AMERICAN MUSIC IN THE 20TH CENTURY. He is a recipient of numerous awards including a 1994 NEA Composer's Fellowship, two NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) Fellowships, an Artist Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center on Lake Como, Italy, and MacDowell, Yaddo and Djerassi Colony Fellowships. Fried's work has been presented at the Bang On A Can Festival, Music Now Prague, New Music America, Lincoln Center, The Israel Festival (Jerusalem), ICC (Tokyo), John Schaefer's "New Sounds Live" (syndicated on NPR), ISCM's World Music Days Warsaw, Cafe de la Danse (Paris), Het Apollohuis (Eindhoven, The Netherlands), Podewil (Berlin) and the Dutch Royal Palace, plus New York City venues such as Merkin Concert Hall, the Knitting Factory, The Kitchen, DTW, The Bottom Line, Limelight, Irving Plaza, Danceteria, Here, P.S. 122, Dixon Place and La MaMa Experimental Theater. Fried's 1986 recording "Jimmy Because," with guest guitarist Fred Frith, was released by Atlantic Records. He is re-mix producer on dance records by They Might Be Giants, Chaka Khan and Ofra Haza. RADIO WONDERLAND is Joshua Fried's latest project.