PLANET OF PRUNES
Frank Zappa song book
A mixed media show with songs, dance, solo piano music and non-sense theatre, to celebrate Frank Zappa and his kaleidoscopic repertoire
How could I be such a fool
Time is money
Spider of destiny
Planet of my dreams
Brown shoes don’t make it
Duke of prunes
Piano introduction to Little house I used to live in
2xZ duo – Alba Dal Collo/Giovanni Mancuso Voice and Piano
If it’s true that “without deviation from the norm progress is not possible”, it’s also true that the wellknown Zappa quotation continues: “In order for one to deviate successfully, one has to have at least a passing acquaintance with whatever norm one expects to deviate from.” Frank Zappa had an extraordinary knowledge of this “norm”: submitting any musical materials, ideas or intuitions to a constant discipline, he creates an impressive corpus of “compositions”; not only musical compositions but also many other different disciplines and creative communication forms.
Planet of Prunes A new project by 2 x Z Duet is about that kaleidoscopic repertoire of Zappa. Under its funny and explosive surface is hidden a mind- blowing compositive organization, a perfect laboratory of complexity which to this day remains new universe to discover. From the early ironic songs of the 60’s to the intricate rhythmic lines of the 70’s, from the more recent works to the rare original version scores, 2 x Z Duet , with a “mixed –media” show of songs, dance, solo piano music and non- sense theatre, will celebrate one of the most original composers and “creative organizers” of our time.