And yet some more info from the American Composers Orchestra Website<br><br><br>http://www.americancomposers.org/concerts.htm#March2<br><br>Zappa and the Emerging American Composer: March 2, 2003<br><br>In honor of the tenth anniversary of the death of composer and performer Frank Zappa, ACO will present several of Mr. Zappa's well-known works, in orchestral arrangements by Ali N. Askin. The Adventures of Greggery Peccary and Peaches en Regalia are U.S. premieres, and the program will also include G-Spot Tornado and the New York premiere of The Dog Breath Variations/Uncle Meat (a.k.a .Dog/Meat). Guest soloists for The Adventures of Greggery Peccary are David Moss and Omar Ebrahim.<br><br>The concert opens with three world premieres, commissioned by ACO through the orchestra's annual Whitaker New Music Readings. The first piece, L'alma respira (my soul breathes), is by Dan Coleman, an Arizona-based composer who, since his reading by ACO in 1998, has received commissions from Orpheus, Dallas Symphony, and the Cypress String Quartet, and was recently named Music Alive Composer-in-Residence with the Tucson Symphony. The second work, Autumn Fall, is by Hsueh-Yung Shen, a composer who trained at Harvard, Stanford, and Aspen, and studied with Nadia Boulanger in France. He currently teaches composition and percussion at Southwestern University (Texas). The third Whitaker commission, In Search of the Miraculous, is by Brian Robison, and takes its title from the book in which P.D. Ouspensky attempted to record teachings of the contrarian early twentieth-century guru G.I. Gurdjieff. Recently appointed Assistant Professor of Music at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; he has taught at Cornell University and at Ithaca College.<br>
Trendmonger's Moment Of Clarity
FZ "Read It And Weep"
Frank Zappa left the ZFT in Control of his Vaults and Artistic rights.
We the fans are not in control. We have a choice to use our eyes and ears or read it and weep.