A Lesson For Zappa

What would happen if FZ had a lecture from Edgar Varèse?

EV: I must confess that my favorite rock song you did was “What’s the ugliest part of your body? [Here Edgard stands up, grabs an imaginary microphone, adapts a strikingly campy look on his face and sings], some saaay your nose, ba ba ba some saaaaay your toes, I think it’s your mi-hind, think it’s your mind, think it’s your mi-i-i-i-i-i-nd.”
FZ: Gosh Mr Varese, I’m flattered.
EV: I also like very much your Uncle Meat, not so much Yellow Snow.
FZ: It’s all about the big nasty.
EV: See. It’s your nasty obsession.

3 Responses to “A Lesson For Zappa”

  1. bernard says:

    Varese downloads here:
    http://www.digischool.nl/ckv2/moderne/moderne/varese/varese1.htm
    - The works :
    http://www.digischool.nl/ckv2/moderne/moderne/varese/varese1.htm
    - The film ( Belgian contribution ) :
    http://www.arsmusica.be/2007/films/NL/Edgar%20Var%C3%A8se%20%20NL.htm
    - The French ( now finally ) seem to be proud of him:
    http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/actions-france_830/politique-artistique_1031/musique_11415/galerie-compositeurs_12379/varese-edgar-1883-1965_27741.html
    - While the Americans were the first ( well after he died):
    http://www.archive.org/details/VareseSonicLiberation

  2. bernard says:

    Just for fun / info .
    Which technoloy was used for Led Zeppelin’s ” Whole lotta love”?
    Theremin. Lev Sergeyevich Termen (1896-1993),Varese’s friend. See:
    http://sonhors.free.fr/panorama/sonhors3.htm
    Initial info from Bob Singleton’s great blog :
    http://theovergrownpath.blogspot.com/2007/03/theremin-and-variations-on-moon.html

  3. it_conquered_the_world says:

    termenvox sounds teally weird – they play it almost every year in our SKIF festival
    PS
    amazing video, more Montypythonlike, though Bickfordesque, too
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3JCESdFNyw&eurl