Sunday, August 13, 2006

Askin plays Zappa in Montreux

A special event of Zappa music will happen in Montreux on September 1st. It's the composer/arranger Ali N. Askin (of Ensemble Modern fame) who has gathered a band to perform some of Frank's music. The band includes special guests keyboardist Mats Öberg and drummer Morgan Ågren. Mats tells that the band will perform Revised Music For Guitar And Low Budget Orchestra, Village Of The Sun, Echidna's Arf (Of You) and Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?, plus stuff from Zappa In New York.
Gustaf Hielm, former member of Meshuggah will play the bass.

The event includes music by Zappa and Varèse, including some arrangements and transcriptions of Zappa's music by Ali N. Askin.

In the early 1990's Askin was Zappa's assistant for the project The Yellow Shark with Ensemble Modern.

1 comment:

Gina/Mizar5 said...

Hi guys... posted the link to this entry in MySpace ZappaSingsZappa http://www.myspace.com/zappasingszappa and would be cool if you could enter them into your links section!

i'll drop a note in Varese MySpace too :-)

cheers,
G.