36. ASCOLTA / ZAPPA
Saturday 29 November
BATE'S MILL 11PM,
Tickets £16 (£14 concession)
I was in a Drum UK PREMIERE
Reagan at BitburgUK PREMIERE
Overture to Uncle Sam UK PREMIERE
Samba Funk UK PREMIERE
Plus other works by Frank Zappa
Erik Borgir cello / electric cello
Andrew Digby trombone / euphonium
Boris Müller percussion
Markus Schwind trumpet
Martin Homann percussion
Hubert Steiner guitars / electric bass
Matthias Stich saxophone / bass clarinet Lukas Schiske drum set Kavin Schweigart-Hilario flute Philipp Vandré keyboards
To some, Frank Zappa is a civil bugbear, to others he is a master at the rock guitar, and to even others he is a composer with a virtually unceasing amount of energy and ingenuity. In short: an American icon.
ascolta performs a broad selection of Zappa's works from the late 60s to the early 90s. Personal connections that various performers had to Zappa are important, with regard to the arrangement, as both ascolta percussionists were part of a recording of works by Varèse under the artistic direction of Zappa. All programme pieces were transcribed and arranged by Andrew Digby and Hubert Steiner.
Produced by HCMF
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at 21:16 on Thursday 6 September 2012, wrote
Great concert. Wonderful to hear some of Zappa's work played so well.