Three French musicians have found themselves involved in an unusual business: rearranging the works of legendary American songwriter, guitarist and musical pioneer Frank Zappa (1940-1993) and performing them in unusual instrumental arrangements that create sounds never before heard. The percussion becomes a veritable orchestra, enriching not just the rhythmic element, but also the melody with gongs, tam-tams, cymbals, and a number of thrilling sound effects answering the motifs from the electric guitar. The organist, by using and exploiting the tonal possibilities offered up by the instrument, creates entirely new worlds. What also makes the production interesting is that two of the performers come from the world of classical music to tackle Zappa's already unique and unmistakable musical world. Henri-Charles Caget and Yves Rechsteiner are professors at the Lyon Conservatoire, and the latter has also taught at Basel's Schola Cantorum, one of the citadels of historical music, while Fred Maurin, who grew up on the music of Jimi Hendrix and King Crimson, primarily works in the areas of jazz and fusion music. The other musical instruments surrounding the organ and brought into dialogue with it, along with the musicians armed with extraordinary improvisational skill and technical knowledge, create a singular stylistic mix to delight music fans looking for novelty and adventure.
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Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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