It’s hard to believe, but the third millenium isn’t a teenager anymore 🙂
Though Iris and I hope we’ll be allowed to avoid a bit longer the generation gap with the current age 🙂
Maybe this was one of the reasons why we really worked very hard in 2019. Planning many events classical as well as for Beat Love Oracle.
In November Ensemble Oxalys asked me to compose comments upon Strauss’s ‘Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche’, based on the very nice arrangement made by Franz Hasenhöhrl (for only 5 instruments!)
The whole project is very enticing: Till’s pranks will be turned into live an impressive live circusact. More about it in 2020 🙂
On January 18 Beat Love Oracle will mount the stage together with the famous linguist Prof. Mark Janse for a kind of joint venture called: Cappa meets Zappa. Mark will talk about his discovery of the last speakers of the presumedly ‘lost’ Cappadocian dialect. Beat Love will play bits of their ‘common’ repertoire, laced this time with to racy arrangements of Frank Zappa songs: RDNZL and Echina’s arf of you.
The fun (or the scary:-) thing is, that it will be an unplugged concert, no electronics whatever. Here the details.
At this very moment I’m busy revising more ‘older’ songs of Beat Love because later in the year we’re invited to play several times in very exciting venues. In full gear then…!
Last but not least I want to mention that I’ve just read quite an impressive novel about Erik Satie called ‘The Vexations’ by the American writer Caitlin Horrocks. Reading it will certainly seduce you in listening again to the music of this incredible maverick. And not only to his Gymnopédies! 🙂 But it’s also a very thouroughly researched novel about Satie’s closest friends and family and the harsh life of artists barely surviving in an unforgiving Paris .
See you next year!
Frank and Iris