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48 Fugues for Frank #6 : G-Spot tornado : A homage to Zappa in 10 movements for solo piano

by Michael Kieran Harvey (2009)

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Performance by Michael Kieran Harvey from the CD 48 fugues for Frank

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48 Fugues for Frank #6 : G-Spot tornado / Michael Kieran Harvey.

Library shelf no. 786.2/HAR 13 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

48 Fugues for Frank is a homage to Zappa in 10 movements for solo piano.

Each of the 10 pieces uses four or five ideas inspired by, reacting to, or developing some of Zappa's signature techniques. The sub-titles offer a very tenuous guide to Zappa's musical influence on each piece.

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Arjun Von Caemmerer

Commission note: Commissioned by MONA FOMA.

First performance: by Michael Kieran Harvey — 13 Jan 11. Bond Store, Hobart

The composer cites the following influence on this work:
The Perfect Stranger - Boulez conducts Zappa (CD); The Yellow Shark - Zappa conducts Ensemble Moderne (CD)

48 Fugues for Frank was the Winner of the AMC Tasmanian state award for composition in the APRA/AMC 2011 Art Music Awards

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Performances of this work

7 Jul 2016: at Sydney International Piano Competition: preliminaries (Verbrugghen Hall).

20 May 2016: at City of Snakes (Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Michael Kieran Harvey.

28 May 13: "Admirável Música Nova" festival, Teatro II, Banco do Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.. Featuring Michael Kieran Harvey.

28 May 13: "Admirável Música Nova" festival, Teatro II, Banco do Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.. Featuring Michael Kieran Harvey.

13 Jan 11: Bond Store, Hobart. Featuring Michael Kieran Harvey.

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