For Immediate Release
Zappa tribute band The FoolZ and Percussion Ensemble KNA Lunteren at the Schaffelaartheater in Barneveld, 8 November 2014
Experience Zappa in the theatre:
Percussion ensemble KNA Lunteren and Zappa cover band The FoolZ have joined forces to present a unique musical venture: Zappa Experience! On Saturday the 8th of November they will collectively present a theatre show in the Schaffelaartheater in Barneveld. As the name implies, this show is geared entirely towards the works of composer, musician and filmmaker Frank Zappa. In a variety of set-ups a wide array of compositions made by Zappa will be performed. Prior to this musical experience renowned Zappa expert Co de Kloet will provide an in-depth lecture about Zappa's life and works.
ensemble KNA Lunteren:
The KNA percussion ensemble consists of roughly thirty dedicated musicians led by conductor Marco Ostenk. Since the year 2000 the orchestra has been preoccupied with concerts and concourses, consistently delivering musical performances of an impressive level. In 2009 the orchestra even became Dutch champion in its discipline and also partook in the World Music Concourse. Their repertoire is characterized by a large variety of styles, encompassing pop and rock, but also more blues-oriented styles of music. Now Zappa's vintage blend of jazz and rock can be added to their already broad range of skills. In sum: the KNA ensemble is not afraid to embrace variation and new challenges!
Cover band The FoolZ is committed entirely to the work of Frank Zappa. The band, consisting of Pedro Steneker (bass/vocals), Lex Kemper (guitar/vocals), Remco Aalhuizen (guitar/vocals), Wan Kemper (keys/vocals) and Marco Onstenk (drums), is a well-respected name amongst Zappa aficionados. In 2003 they released their live album "Live From The Cherrytree". Furthermore, they performed multiple times at the acclaimed Zappanale festival and also made much lauded appearances at Zappateers-organised festivals in Bradford-On-Avon and Nijmegen, as well as the inaugural Festival Moo-ah in Corby last year.
Many people are vaguely familiar with the name of Frank Zappa, but only few know just exactly who he was. Hence, preceding the concert, radio presenter and Holland's most famed Zappa expert Co de Kloet will provide us with a lecture concerning the life and works of Zappa. Zappa challenged many a musical convention and in doing so merged musical styles that previously seemed irreconcilable. In an engaging fashion Co de Kloet will invite the audience into the mind of the composer, demonstrate his working method, and elucidate Zappa's socio-political brand of lyricism. De Kloet's lecture thus promises to be an inspiring experience for Zappa novices and adepts alike.
Further into the night things will get even more inspiring as, over the course of two hours, the musicians will allow the audience a glimpse into the musical universe of Frank Zappa. Here, previously attained knowledge will be heard and seen in practice. The ensemble and the band will separately and collectively perform pieces of Zappa's work, touching on all aspects of his impressive oeuvre. Some songs of note that will be performed include: 'Echidna's Arf', 'Little Umbrellas', 'T'Mershi Duween' and 'What's New in Baltimore'.