Aufnahmetechniken von Frank Zappa

Author: Moritz Groß

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638192563

Category: Science

Page: 18

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Tontechnik, Note: 2,3, Universität Paderborn (Kulturwissenschaften), Veranstaltung: Geschichte der Tonträger, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Frank Vincent Zappa wurde am 21. Dezember 1940 in Baltimore, Maryland geboren. Im Alter von 23 Jahren übernahm Zappa das Studio eines Freundes und experimentierte mit den damaligen Aufnahmetechniken. Er produzierte eigene Musik sowie örtliche Bands. Durch die Einflüsse seiner ersten Schallplatten (Edgar Varese’ Ionisation, Igor Strawinsky’s Sacre Du Printemps) beschäftigte er sich schon früh mit klassischer Musik, später dann mit der Zwölfton- und serieller Musik. Spätere Arbeiten mit dem London Symphony Orchestra, dem Berkeley Orchestra und dem Kronos Quartett sind weitere Aspekte der unterschiedlichen Ausprägungen in seiner Musik. Erste Erfolge konnte er zwischen 1965 und 1970 mit den „Mothers of Invention“1 verzeichnen. Ab 1970 wechselten die Musiker und Bands häufig um den perfektionistischen Musiker und Komponisten. Mitte der 70iger Jahre begann er mit dem selbst entwickelten Verfahren der Xenocrony zu experimentieren. In den 80iger Jahren widmete sich Zappa außerdem vermehrt seinen Kompositionen am Synclavier2. Wie kaum ein anderer verstand es Zappa die Seriosität der klassischen Komposition mit der Freiheit des Jazz und der Attitüde eines Rockstars zu verbinden. Im Laufe seines Lebens veröffentlichte er über 60 Platten, neun Filme und zwei Bücher. Er starb am 4. Dezember 1993 an den Folgen einer Prostatakrebserkrankung. 1 1966 veröffentlichte Zappa mit den „Mothers of Invention“ das Konzeptalbum „Freak Out!“ – das erste Doppelalbum der Rockmusik. 2 Musikinstrument/Computer; Mischung aus Sequenzer und Sampler; siehe auch 3.1

Frank Zappa

Author: Barry Miles

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782396780

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 2686

Barry Miles knew Frank Zappa intimately and was present at the recording of some of his most important albums. This sparkling biography brings the Zappa the musician and composer, Zappa the controversialist and Zappa the family man (despite his love of groupies, he was married for more than 30 years) together for the first time. Barry Miles' biography follows Zappa from his sickly Italian-American childhood in the 1940s (when his father, Frank senior, worked for the US military and was used to test the efficacy of new biological warfare agents) to his death from cancer in the 1990s. Miles shows how Zappa's goal had been to become a classical composer, until he realised that he would starve to death pursuing this ambition in post-war America. In an effort to make music people would actually listen to, in the mid-1960s he joined a noisy new band called 'The Mothers of Invention'. Before long, Zappa had taken over as singer, song writer and lead guitarist and together they exploded on to the San Francisco freak scene. Following the release of recordings such as Freak Out, Absolutely Free, We're Only In It For the Money and Hot Rats, Zappa's reputation in the United States and in Europe, especially the UK, Germany and Holland, took off. When the Berlin wall fell, Frank was surprised to learn that his extravagant music embodied sixties liberty for a generation of dissidents (including Vaclav Havel, who invited Zappa to be his minister for culture). Frank Zappa is an authoritative and hugely enjoyable portrait of a singular man and a vivid evocation of the West Coast scene.

Frank Zappa und seine Musik im Spiegel der Möglichkeiten moderner Studiotechnik und ihre Auswirkungen auf den Produktionsprozess und die Ästhetik des Klangs

Vom Amateur zum Hightech-Artisten: Rockmusik und Rockmusiker

Author: N.A

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638907325

Category: Music

Page: 20

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Musikwissenschaft, Note: 1,3, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Institut für Musikwissenschaft: Forschungszentrum Populäre Musik), Veranstaltung: Vom Stadtpfeifer zum DJ – Der Musiker im Wandel der Zeiten, 10 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Frank Zappa hat den Drang, sich den üblichen und bekannten musikalischen Formverpflichtungen zu entziehen und frei zu musizieren. Jedem einzelnen Aspekt seiner Musik widmet sich Zappa akribisch; Metrik und formale Aspekte, Rhythmik, Melodik und Harmonik, Besetzung, Klangkörper und Instrumentation, Arrangements, Produktion und Soundgestaltung machen in ganz spezieller Weise den Horizont der Zappaschen Musik über Jahrzehnte aus, er wirkt stilprägend in vielen Bereichen. In dieser Arbeit geht es um die Grundlagen der Entwicklung dieser Aspekte sowie um die Bedingungen der technischen und ästhetischen Möglichkeiten. Die wesentliche ästhetische Dimension der Klang- bzw. Soundgestaltung der Rockmusik zwischen elektrotechnischem Know-how und Kunstfertigkeit soll im Zentrum dieser Arbeit stehen

The Words and Music of Frank Zappa

Author: Kelly Fisher Lowe

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803260054

Category: Music

Page: 259

View: 5274

A deep look at the work of one of the most insightful and incisive critics of late 20th-century American culture.

Zappa and Jazz

Did it really smell funny, Frank?

Author: Geoff Wills

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785897993

Category: Music

Page: 200

View: 1875

Frank Zappa's music has a unique and easily recognisable quality, and is a brilliant synthesis of a wide range of cultural influences. This book focuses on just one of the influences on Zappa's music, namely Jazz.

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention - One Size Fits All (Songbook)

Author: Frank Zappa

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1458430596

Category: Music

Page: 184

View: 7543

(Recorded Version (Guitar)). Note-for-note transcriptions with tab for all nine tracks from Zappa's classic 1975 release: Andy * Can't Afford No Shoes * Evelyn, A Modified Dog * Florentine Pogen * Inca Roads * Po-Jama People * San Ber'dino * Sofa No. 1 * Sofa No. 2. Includes an introduction by Steve Vai.

American People of Greek Descent

Frank Zappa, Dave Batista, Kelly Clarkson, Elia Kazan, Tina Fey, Jeff Buckley, Betty White, Pete Sampras, List of Gr

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: Booksllc.Net

ISBN: 9781230645339

Category:

Page: 224

View: 8866

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 223. Chapters: Frank Zappa, Dave Batista, Kelly Clarkson, Elia Kazan, Tina Fey, Jeff Buckley, Betty White, Pete Sampras, List of Greek Americans, Jennifer Aniston, The Andrews Sisters, Constantine Maroulis, Michael Dukakis, Sasha Grey, James Galanos, Nikos Galis, Mark Ballas, Chris Chelios, Phil Angelides, Nicholas A. Peppas, Spiro Agnew, Olympia Snowe, Christopher George, Alexi Giannoulias, George Tenet, George Stephanopoulos, Peter Philipakos, David Sedaris, Dawn Marie Psaltis, Andy Martin, Harry Markopolos, Neil Papiano, George Pelecanos, John E. Sununu, John Cassavetes, Telly Savalas, Derek Sherinian, Laird Hamilton, Christos Cotsakos, Ted Leonsis, Markos Moulitsas, James G. Stavridis, Tatiana Troyanos, C. A. Patrides, Zach Galifianakis, Gery Chico, Jamie Dimon, Nicholas A. Christakis, John Stamos, Mena Suvari, Maria Menounos, Kalomira, Dee Andros, Marina Sirtis, Alexander Scourby. Excerpt: Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 - December 4, 1993) was an American composer, singer-songwriter, guitarist, recording engineer, record producer and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa wrote rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrete works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band The Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. While in his teens, he acquired a taste for 20th-century classical composers such as Edgard Varese, Igor Stravinsky, and Anton Webern along with 1950s rhythm and blues music. He began writing classical music in high school, while at the same time playing drums in rhythm and blues bands; he later switched to electric guitar. Zappa was a self-taught composer and performer, and his diverse musical influences led him to create music that was often difficult to...

Real Frank Zappa Book

Author: Frank Zappa,Peter Occhiogrosso

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671705725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4839

Recounts the life and career of the inventive and controversial rock musician, and includes information on his philosophies on art, his opinions on the music industry, and his thoughts on raising children.

Von Armstrong bis Zappa

in Bildern von Foto Felicitas Timpe : Ausstellung, München, 28.11.1997-31.1.1998

Author: Angelika Obermeier,Ursula Wrede

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jazz

Page: 186

View: 5476

Frank Zappa: The Complete Guide to his Music

Author: Ben Watson

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857127381

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 3276

The indispensable consumers' guide to the music of Frank Zappa - the genius of the absurd, and one of the most prolific and unpredictable characters of 20th century music.A thorough analysis of Zappa's complete recorded output, from the early days of the Mothers Of Invention, through his more avant-garde compositions and classical projects to the most recent posthumous releases. The guide features:An album by album analysisA full Zappa bibliographyDetails of when and where the music was recorded, including all collaborating artistsA special section concerning compilation, archive and bootleg releasesSixteen pages of full-colour images

„Joe's Garage“: Das beste Album Frank Zappas?

Eine Untersuchung zu Inhalt, Aussage, verwendeten Motiven und Hintergründen der „Rock-Oper“

Author: Antonia Krihl

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656070369

Category: Music

Page: 21

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Musikwissenschaft, Note: 1,7, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Inhaltsverzeichnis: 1. Einleitung – Musikalische Bisexualität und Fehlinterpretationen ............................................. S. 3 2. Zur Person Frank Zappas ....................................................................................................... S. 4 2.1 Frank Zappa um 1979 – Lebensumstände und weiteres .......................................... S. 6 3. „Joe's Garage“ - Aufbau und Inhalt ......................................................................................... S. 7 3.1 Die (wichtigsten) Protagonisten ................................................................................. S. 8 3.2 Act I ........................................................................................................................... S. 9 3.3 Act II .......................................................................................................................... S. 9 3.4 Act III ....................................................................................................................... S. 10 3.5 Frank Zappas Arbeit – Besonderheiten ................................................................... S. 11 3.5.1 Sozialkritik als politisches Element bei Frank Zappa und erste Vermutungen zu den Hintergründen der Geschichte um „Joe's Garage“ ......... S. 12 3.5.2 Bezug zu Franz Kafka .............................................................................. S. 14 3.5.3 Bezug zu Georg Büchner ......................................................................... S. 16 3.5.4 Bezug zu Scientology ............................................................................... S. 17 4. Stimmen zu „Joe's Garage“ - das beste Zappa-Album aller Zeiten? Thesen, Antithesen und eigene Bewertung ..................................................................................................................... S. 18 5. Bibliographie ......................................................................................................................... S. 21

Academy Zappa

Proceedings of the First International Conference of Esemplastic Zappology (ICE-Z)

Author: Ben Watson,Esther Leslie

Publisher: SAF Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9780946719792

Category: Music

Page: 255

View: 6649

Frank Zappa always did it differently, and here his fans do too. With delegates from Paris, Rome, Leipzig and Vauxhall, this parodic conference included papers called “‘Arf’: Canine Continuity in the Output Macrostructure” and “The Mental Hygiene Dilemma.” Zen Buddhism, Frankfurt school Marxism, Philip K. Dick and the Zappologically Deranged are used to denounce Madonna, postmodernism, hippies and everything you hold dear. Priceless. Ben Watson, music journalist and longstanding contributor to The Wire, Hi-Fi News and Signal To Noise, is well-known for his deviant and polemical music criticism and is an acknowledged expert on Frank Zappa. Esther Leslie is a reader in humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Frank Zappa. 100 Seiten

Author: Ingo Meyer

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159613933

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

View: 3086

Sein viel zu früher Tod jährt sich im Dezember zum 25. Mal: Frank Zappa war die wohl facettenreichste Ikone der amerikanischen Musikgeschichte. Der schräge Humor seiner anarchischen Auftritte polarisierte. Immer wieder überschritt er Grenzen – zwischen Gattungen und Musikstilen, zwischen E und U. Während er in Amerika vorrangig als Rockmusiker prominent blieb, verfolgte er in Europa eine Karriere als Komponist und arbeitete etwa mit dem Dirigenten Pierre Boulez oder dem renommierten Ensemble Modern zusammen. Ingo Meyer gelingt das Porträt eines Ausnahmekünstlers, der permanent provozierte, dessen Provokationen aber niemals Selbstzweck waren.

Electric Don Quixote: Die Ultimative Geschichte Von Frank Zappa

Author: Neil Slaven

Publisher: Bosworth Music

ISBN: 0857123300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 2976

Diese erfolgreiche Biographie wurde nun überarbeitet und neu aufgelegt und ist noch immer die umfassendste Chronik der außergewöhnlichen Leben und die Karriere von Frank Zappa.

Electric Don Quixote: The Definitive Story Of Frank Zappa

Author: Neil Slaven

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857120433

Category: Music

Page: 460

View: 9384

Frank Zappa's reputation as one of rock's maverick geniuses has continued to grow since his death in 1993. Revised and updated, Electric Don Quixote is still the most comprehensive chronicle of his extraordinary life and career. Author, Neil Slaven, brings together the complex strands of Zappa's life and work in a book that will please not just Zappa fans but anyone interested in the history of rock music. Fully illustrated and includes a comprehensive discography.

Being Frank

My Time with Frank Zappa

Author: Nigey Lennon

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 0983488401

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 7756

Since his untimely death from prostate cancer in 1993, the legend of iconoclastic musician Frank Zappa has continued to grow. The years following his passing have seen the publication of numerous books, both sacred and profane, which examine his life and work, but the best, and only, up-close-and-personal account of the man and his music remains the original: Nigey Lennon's Being Frank: My Time with Frank Zappa. Musician/author Lennon maintained a personal and professional relationship with Zappa during the period which is generally agreed to have been the composer's most creative, and she invests her recollections with considerable musical and emotional insight. The fact that Lennon is an accomplished musician and composer in her own right enables her to perceptively analyze Zappa's complex music, and her previous experience as a biographer of Mark Twain and Alfred Jarry is evident as she examines the complex conditions of Zappa's turbulent life. But above all, Being Frank is simply a great read: filled with wry humor, poignancy, and, of course, a plethora of the juicy road stories that Zappa himself didn't dare to include in his own autobiography. The e-book edition of Being Frank is certain to find a new audience for this classic title, which has been in great demand since its third print run sold out several years ago. "Irreplaceable...is the word to describe Being Frank...[Lennon's] memoir is both spiky and musically literate...Lennon's previous books were on Mark Twain and Alfred Jarry, which indicates the kind of cultural perspective required to get a grip on Zappa: something brighter than rock-journo pedantry.a -Ben Watson, author of Frank Zappa: The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play

A Freak Out in the Making

The True Story of Frank Zappa and Rock's First Concept Album

Author: Scott Parker

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499775655

Category: Music

Page: 146

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In 1966, Frank Zappa entered a Los Angeles studio to record his groundbreaking first album, Freak Out! Not only was the result rock's first true concept album, but it was a Statement Of Intent, a shot across the bows of the rock and roll establishment, rock's teenage consumers, conservative American values and more besides. Freak Out! would have major influence on a brewing countercultural movement that would wipe clean and draw again the face of popular music, both in America and elsewhere. In A FREAK OUT IN THE MAKING, Scott Parker tells the story behind the making of this landmark album, examining the songs, the recording sessions, the key players who made the album (including the members of Zappa's Mothers Of Invention), the behind-the-scenes politics which threatened to keep the album from finding its audience and Zappa's ultimate triumph as Freak Out! became recognized as the first truly significant 'underground' rock album.