Sep 2013: McFalls on tour

Music by Captain Beefheart | Frank Zappa | George Crumb | John Adams | Paul Harrison | Martin Kershaw

Captain Beefheart (real name Don Van Vliet) and Frank Zappa were childhood friends. growing up listening to R&B records together in the 1950s in a small town in the Mojave Desert. Subsequently, they both formed bands - Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band and Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention - and developed an off-beat, freakish style of rock and roll.

George Crumb was roughly contemporary, growing up in West Virginia - similarly off-beat in such ground-breaking works as his 1970 string quartet about the Vietnam War, Black Angels.

Martin Kershaw and Paul Harrison, who also contribute new works to the programme, were both members of the genre-breaking Edinburgh band Trianglehead. Paul Harrison's new work, entitle the dust blows forward, is inspired by poetry and music from Captain Beefheart's album Trout Mask Replica. We also premiere Martin Kershaw's new work Far Vistas.

Wed 18 September 2013 8pm, Glad Cafe Glasgow
Tickets £10

Thursday 19 September 2013 8pm, Liquid Room Edinburgh
Tickets £14 (£12 conc)

Friday 20 September 2013 7.30pm, Brunton Theatre Musselburgh
Tickets £14.25 (£12.25 conc)

Programme to include:

Captain Beefheart Ice Rose, Suction Prints
Frank Zappa Echidna’s Arf (of you), G-Spot Tornado
George Crumb Idyll for the Misbegotten [not Glasgow]
John Adams Habanera
Paul Harrison The Dust Blows Forward
Martin Kershaw Far Vistas

Mr McFall's Chamber yet again find themselves triumphantly defining the innovative edge of the Scottish scene The Scotsman

Alec Frank-Gemmill French horn
Stuart Brown drum kit
Iain Sandilands, Tom Hunter percussion
Paul Harrison keys
Mr McFall's Strings Rosenna East & Robert McFall (violins), Brian Schiele (viola), Su-a Lee (cello), Rick Standley (electric bass)

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