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Zappa’s playlist

Feb 22 2018

Frank Zappa was one of the most influential and controversial pop musicians of the 20th century. With an aversion to convention and a healthy allergy to petty-mindedness, he broke down the barriers between experimental rock and contemporary music to develop an entirely unique avant-garde sound.

He was not shy of experimentation and, fascinated by composers such as Varèse, Stravinsky and Webern, he discovered his own musical freedom before proceeding to become an icon of American musical history. The colourful Belgian composer Luc Brewaeys also enjoyed experimenting and using unusual instruments. It comes as little surprise, therefore, that he arranged a number of Zappa numbers. Raphael Vanoli and Pete Harden, guitarists in Knalpot and Ensemble Klang respectively and representing a new generation of eclectic composer-musicians, are also writing new work inspired by Zappa, especially for Asko|Schönberg. 

The compositions of Pete Harden and Raphael Vanoli are supported by the Performing Arts Fund NL.

 

Artists

EDGAR VARÈSE
Poème électronique (version Kees Tazelaar)
Octandre
ANTON WEBERN
Concerto Op. 24 
LUC BREWAEYS     
Oban                                
FRANK ZAPPA
G-spot Tornado    
The Oncle Meat Theme 
Inca Roads  
Pete Harden
At Pappa’s Altar (world première) 
Raphael Vanoli
K. Kalinausko g. 3, Vilnius  (world première) 
IGOR STRAVINSKY         
Three Pieces for clarinet solo                                

ASKO|SCHÖNBERG
conductor Etienne Siebens
clarinet David Kweksilber 
electric guitar Raphael Vanoli

 

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Feb. 22 2018

Thursday

20:15

Amsterdam

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ