March 7, 2012

The Orchestra plays Atom Heart Mother.

Something out of the ordinary, delayed-broadcast earlier today from a concert given on January 12th featuring the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France playing music of Edgar Varese and Pink Floyd.

Deserts by Edgar Varese and Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd. I told you it was unusual.

The Orchestra is led by Pierre-Andre Valade in the Varese and Jean-Jacques Justafre in the Pink Floyd.

I've split the concert up between three players with the second (or middle) player featuring an interview with Ron Geesin who provided the original orchestra scoring for the album as well as the 2008 revision and is featured on Piano during this concert.

Needless to say, the audience is enthusiastic and even the folks at Radio France Musique are having a good time.

Here's the rundown for the program:

mercredi 7 mars 2012
Théâtre du Châtelet : Passons le bac avec les Pink Floyd

(1st Player) Edgar Varèse

Déserts* pour orchestre et bandes magnétiques


(2nd Player) Interview de Ron Geesin par Didier Varrod


(3rd player)Pink Floyd
Atom Heart Mother**, Version révisée par Ron Geesin (2008)

Ron Geesin, Composition et piano
Jean-Claude Auclin, Violoncelle
Serge Munuera, Orgue Hammond
Amaury Filliard, Guitare électrique
Philippe Chayeb, Guitare basse électrique
Claude Salmieri, Batterie
Ensemble vocal Les Métaboles

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Pierre-André Valade, Direction*
Jean-Jacques Justafré, Direction**

Didier Varrod, Présentation

Concert donné le 12 Janvier 2012 en partenariat avec le Ministère de l’Education Nationale.

I think this is one of those concerts you'll want to play loud. Just sayin'.

Anti-Road Rage nonetheless.


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