rob frye

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Rob Frye was Born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri 1987 and grew up in St. Louis where he began playing guitar and saxophone. He moved to Chicago in 2006 to attend DePaul University’s School of Music where he graduated in 2010. Since then he has pursued the muse of sound along with the rest of the artistic community embedded in Chicago, and alternated his summers between working as a field biologist for the Institute for Bird Populations in California and as a counselor/resident artist for Chicago Park District’s Culture Arts and Nature programs (one summer with Nature, and two with Inferno Mobile Media and Recording Arts).

(from the Hideout:)
...A constant collaborator, Rob is able to give a unique voice in a variety of different kinds of ensembles...

(from Katharina Ritter:)

...with synthesizer, flute, saxophone, clarinet, guitar and drum, Rob Frye from Chicago is present in the bands Bitchin Bajas, Cave, El is a Sound of Joy, and more. With his own project Flux Bikes, he also uses his bicycle as an instrument. The performance begins before the concert, riding to every appearance and continuing to experiment with dynamics, poly rhythms and loops. The tires tell of the journey between melody, noise and sound intervention. His collaborative trips range from the local to the international.