|a dear friend who will be deeply missed
Bruce Fraser and Music Recent Years
Mike 064 Freeman
Bruce Fraser, circa 2003
Bassist Bruce Fraser died from lung cancer on December 16th. Bruce was
well known for his books and articles on Photoshop and digital color
management but his first love was music, especially playing improvised
music on the electric bass.
Bruce also played with Ibilly Bibilly and another one of my bands, Process, which played a blend of post-industrial funk and electronica rhythms, psychedelic improvisation and poetic lyrics.
A bio Bruce provided for Mike's website:
Scottish bassist/stickman Bruce Fraser played with 064 in the Artichokes, is a member of the not-yet-legendary Ibbilly Bibbilly, and has collaborated with Phil Potestio and Johannes Mager on many informal improv/noise/therapy sessions. He was prevailed upon to join Process in 1993 on the rationale that he could be the next token British type. (Replacing vocalist Carola Baer) He has played bass throughout his entire adult life, and Chapman Stick for the last nine years, leaving a slew of failed bands on both sides of the Atlantic. A pick-up gig with new age luminary Paul Winter in 1979 left him with the uncontrollable urge to produce loud, harsh, metallic noises whenever possible, an urge that Process occasionally manages to keep in check for as long three minutes at a stretch.
The last sentence was particularly significant to him.
All original material Copyright ©2006 by Bruce Fraser