Ben Frost

Ben Frost (born 1980) is an Australian composer and producer He is based in Iceland. Frost composes minimalist, instrumental and experimental music, with influences ranging from classical minimalism to punk rock and black metal.

His albums include: Steel Wound (2003), School of Emotional Engineering (as part of the band School of Emotional Engineering) (2004), Theory of Machines (2007), By the Throat(2009), Sólaris (with Daníel Bjarnason) (2011), Aurora (2014), and The Centre Cannot Hold (2017). His latest statement, Scope Neglect, recorded with Car Bomb guitarist Greg Kubacki and My Disco bassist Liam Andrews, is set for release on March 1, 2024 by Mute.

Frost’s diverse impact reverberates across film, television, and opera, earning acclaim for his score for Julia Leigh’s Palme d’Or-nominated Sleeping Beauty and scores for TV series such as 1899, Raised By Wolves with Ridley Scott, Fortitude, and the global cult hit series Dark. His Opera creations, including The Wasp Factory and The Murder of Halit Yozgat -a collaboration with London-based research agency Forensic Architecture have been performed at London’s Royal Opera House and Hannover’s Staatsoper, cementing his position in the world of contemporary music and live arts. He has collaborated with contemporary dance companies Chunky Move, the Icelandic Dance Company and the British choreographer Wayne McGregor.

Following successful exhibitions for Broken Spectre; the latest result of his extensive collaboration with acclaimed visual artist Richard Mosse, which was shown at London’s 180 Studios, Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria, ARS Electronica, and The Momentary Museum Bentonville, Arkansas in 2023, the New York debut of Broken Spectre opens at the Jack Shainman Gallery on January 12 (continuing until 16 March). Ben Frost’s solo installation Among The Petals, a new commission for The Momentary Museum is a multichannel, 3-story vertical sound sculpture, on show through April 2024, this follows the acclaimed solo installation work A Predatory Chord which Frost debuted in Athens in May.