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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:37 am 
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Just found this tasty little sucker online, FZ Introduces and appears throughout the concert.

The program:
Ionisation, for percussion ensemble
Density 21.5, for solo flute
Intégrales, for Small Orchestra
Offrandes, for soprano and chamber orchestra
Déserts, for 15 Instruments. Percussion and Magnetic Tape of Electronically Organized Sounds

http://www.wnyc.org/story/musical-tribu ... l-17-1981/

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:18 am 
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Just found that also. The opening w/ FZ is priceless.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:25 am 
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But Mom, listen to the siren.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:29 am 
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can this be downloaded?


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Thank you!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:43 pm 
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Thanks for bringing it here!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:54 pm 
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Direct link of concert (128 kbps stereo CBR): http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/audio.wnyc.org/archive_import/archive_import23620.mp3

Direct link of commentary (56 kbps mono CBR): http://audio.wnyc.org/archives/archives062714_thome_zappa.mp3

I got these links from Steve Hoffman's forum where they were posted in a thread about the concert.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:55 am 
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Somewhere in my parents' basement I have the November 1981 issue of Down Beat, writing up the event. And here's the text --

http://home.online.no/~corneliu/downbeat81.htm

http://www.afka.net/mags/Down_Beat.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:51 pm 
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I listened to most of this yesterday. The performances are fair to middling IMHO - at least Ionisation and Density 21.5 are tackled much better on Robert Craft's CBS recording. But Varèse is always worth hearing, and the historical setting contributes to the enjoyment of the pieces.

The exceptional part is Zappa's onstage banter, though. He tackles the "rude" audience eminently, and seems to be in a good mood throughout. Before Deserts there's a lenghty exchange with fans in the audience asking where old band members are right now, and Zappa answers jovially on each and every one - even Don Preston. "He's preparing for a tour with the Grandmothers." No hint of ill-feeling.

Apparently FZ talked to Louise Varèrse shortly before the concert. During the show, he asks people to calm down because Varèse's 90 year old widow is in the audience and might not appreciate their rude enthusiasm/enthusiastic rudeness.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:13 am 
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DC Boogie wrote:

The exceptional part is Zappa's onstage banter, though. He tackles the "rude" audience eminently, and seems to be in a good mood throughout. Before Deserts there's a lenghty exchange with fans in the audience asking where old band members are right now, and Zappa answers jovially on each and every one - even Don Preston. "He's preparing for a tour with the Grandmothers." No hint of ill-feeling.


A friend who spoke with Denny Walley mentioned to me how Denny was going to be in the Grandmothers, and then when they went onstage and Preston made a negative remark about Zappa, Denny walked off. Maybe Zappa had a similar surprise which could be why he was angry about them in late 81 interviews but not in April.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:57 pm 
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pbuzby wrote:
DC Boogie wrote:

The exceptional part is Zappa's onstage banter, though. He tackles the "rude" audience eminently, and seems to be in a good mood throughout. Before Deserts there's a lenghty exchange with fans in the audience asking where old band members are right now, and Zappa answers jovially on each and every one - even Don Preston. "He's preparing for a tour with the Grandmothers." No hint of ill-feeling.


A friend who spoke with Denny Walley mentioned to me how Denny was going to be in the Grandmothers, and then when they went onstage and Preston made a negative remark about Zappa, Denny walked off. Maybe Zappa had a similar surprise which could be why he was angry about them in late 81 interviews but not in April.


Apparently they had a doll of Zappa on stage that they would do things to, Zappa asked them to stop but they didn't, that's where the troubles stemmed from according to the Indian of the groups book.

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While any given Unsophistcated Country Type Person may or may not been N'Lightened, history shows us that any given New York Crazy Type Person could learn a lesson on this day. Overjoyed, I sat quietly in my seat, eyes and ears fixated on what was happening on the stage. Admitidly by this time I was fairly well rehearsed with The Varese Record, Finnadar Records SR9018. Frank Zappa Varese: The Idol Of My Youth were the back cover liner notes. My cousin was turned onto Varese in Brooklyn College back in 1971. He would play me the the 2LP Varese record on Columbia so that woudl bridge the gap in the composers works. Pointedly, from my viewing and listening area, there was absolutely no need to add to the audience distrubances. When the concert was over FZ was ever thrilled to speak to the fans. FZ was well dressed in a suit and tie, he had a few more lessons that I happily left my eyes and ears to ponder on. To this day "Read It And Weep" can be a well rehearsed slogan for anything from questions about the Kardashian's to why it took the commisioner of the NFL far too long to take any form of discernable action.

I could go on and on regarding bridging the conceptual continuity to The Rage and The Fury, the bounderaries are more-so connected tp quatum physics of a fanatical dilemna. Real Time, Real Space, Immaginary Time, Immaginary Space, One thing is for sure. FZ lived in that moment... Goodnight James Joyce wherever you are.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:31 pm 
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Should've known.... 8)

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coevad wrote:
Should've known.... 8)


It lasted longer than I thought it would. :wink:


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Philostopher wrote:
coevad wrote:
Should've known.... 8)


It lasted longer than I thought it would. :wink:

Seemed shorter to me.

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coevad wrote:
Philostopher wrote:
coevad wrote:
Should've known.... 8)


It lasted longer than I thought it would. :wink:

Seemed shorter to me.


Pessimist. :mrgreen:


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coevad wrote:
Philostopher wrote:
coevad wrote:
Should've known.... 8)


It lasted longer than I thought it would. :wink:

Seemed shorter to me.

it's always short no matter how long it's been :-)

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