Fred Frith and Nels Cline Create New Soundscapes

English: Fred Frith performing in Wallingford,...
Fred Frith


When the guitarists Fred Frith and Nels Cline played their first public duet on Saturday night at Subculture, it didn’t always sound like guitar music. It sounded, at times, like a sanitation truck’s trash compactor, like an orchestra tuning up, like a brawl between flocks of geese, like a creaky water pump, like a collapsing carillon and like a slowed-down train wreck.