Monday, September 24, 2018


Frank Zappa's "The Yellow Shark" to be performed during the Biennale di Venezia festival.

September 28, 2018

Open to a “more up-to-date interpretation of the concept of contemporary”, following the thought of Director Ivan Fedele, and dedicated to the musical influences between Europe and the Americas, the 62nd International Festival of Contemporary Music, titled Crossing the Atlantic, will take place in Venice from September 28th to October 7th.

The Yellow Shark by Frank Zappa, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Keith Jarrett, María de Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla, Aliados by Sebastian Rivas, the Victor Wooten Trio are just some examples of how every type of music can be enriched by the experience of another, can absorb its lesson and return it in new form.

Performed for the first time in 1992 at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Frank Zappa’s masterpiece The Yellow Shark inaugurates the 62nd Festival in its complete version with the 26 elements of the Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble conducted by Tonino Battista and the participation of David Moss, one of the most original vocalists in the world, who has previously performed Zappa's work. The Yellow Shark is considered the highest synthesis of Frank Zappa’s creative intelligence, the expression of a musical thought that ranges freely across all genres, capable of merging orchestral score and improvisation, experimental rock and academic avant-garde, performance and interpretative detail.

September 28, 2018

Here's the program :

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