Sunday, May 27, 2012


Fried Dähn & The Yellow String Quartet

You know what it's like: Just when you think that you set up a nice program... something is happening. In this case it's the icing on the cake. And it's a really impressive icing we like to present you at Zappanale #23:

The cellist, composer and sound-artist Friedemann 'Fried' Dähn is working in classical, contemporary and electronic music as well as in media and video arts.
In 1989 he completed his studies with Johannes Goritzki at the Düsseldorf music conservatory "with exellence", after having taken part in additional master classes with Boris Pergamenschikow, Heinrich Schiff, Michael Flaksman and Misha Maisky.
Between 1990 and 1993 he has been cellist of the well known Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt, where he had the possibility to work with K.-H. Stockhausen, Ornette Coleman and Frank Zappa, to mention only a few. The Ensemble Modern was working a few years with Frank Zappa and finally presented 'The Yellow Shark' in Frankfurt.
Fried Dähn is a big Zappa fan and with the Yellow String Quartet, founded in the beginning of 2011, he wants to set a memorable counterpoint against all the electric guitars, keaboards and several drums at Zappanale.
The members of the Yellow String Quartet are soloists from the Württembergische Philharmonie. Timo de Leo (violin), Konrad Balik (violin), Benjamin Hartung (viola) and Friedemann ,Fried' Dähn (cello) will play compositions from Igor Strawinsky, Dimitri Schostakowitsch, Joseph Haydn, Terry Riley, Fried Dähn and of course from Frank Zappa.

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