Hi guys, I am thrilled to be back at Zappanale!
To introduce you to something new after the Yellow String Quartet and the Brains’ Monster Movies, I have put together a great 8-piece ensemble, the Onomatopoeia Perturbation Consort. In our program we will mainly deal with Zappa’s texts and his surreal tendencies and will musically tie in with the Fluxus and Free Jazz aesthetics of the 60s and 70s. But of course it will mainly be rocking and an occasional Zappa song (or more) will find its way into the program. The lyrics, as already mentioned, are written by the master himself and will be presented in German: Bobby Brown has become Robert Braun and comes along in a new musical garment. Songs like The Air or I’m the Slime will be interpreted in a new way and a new arrangement of Ravel’s Bolero might become another highlight. This time we have a singer with us, the phenomenal tenor Martin Nagy and the no less charismatic Endre Holeczy as speaker und performer. Then there are two old pals from The Brains: guitarist Thomas Maos (who will also present an additional Jimi Hendrix program at the exhibition) and our ingenious video artist Haegar. The further line-up of the band consists of some of the finest musicians of the Stuttgart scene: Carsten Netz – saxophone, clarinet, flute, Fabian Wendt – bass and Bernd Settelmeyer – drums.