|Buster Keaton’s “The General” plus live music by Free Planet Radio|
|Hello Live Music Fans:
I wanted to invite you a very unique concert on Friday May 19, 2017 at The Cary Theater.
World Music Trio, Free Planet Radio (FPR) will be performing, in concert, their universal and seamless relationship between musical cultures and the language of sound. The first half of the show will feature FPR performing their own interpretation of the musical score of the classic silent movie “The General” by Buster Keaton, live during the movie. Afterwards the band will perform another set of their award winning compositions and songs.
It’s a cool way of blending visual and musical arts into one evening at a beautiful venue. The movie and live soundtrack starts at 7pm and the music performance follows after a break.
Also, the following morning, Free Planet Radio will be conducting a songwriter’s workshop at The Cary Arts Center. In this workshop for songwriters, composers and instrumentalists, students will learn the nuances of combining diverse cultural and musical styles to create unique fusions and musical inspirations. The instructors will share concepts about global rhythms and scales and answer questions that students may have on a variety of topics related to world music. Attendees can bring their instruments if they would like to play.
All the info is on www.SixStringPresents.com.
The General is a 1926 American silent comedy film released by United Artists. It was inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, a true story of an event that occurred during the American Civil War. The story was adapted from the memoir The Great Locomotive Chase by William Pittenger. The film stars Buster Keaton who co-directed it with Clyde Bruckman.
North Carolina’s own Free Planet Radio will perform a live soundtrack during the movie in the first set and will also play a set of their original music after the movie.
Free Planet Radio
Free Planet Radio performances expertly weave the improvisatory element of jazz, and the subtleties and harmonic vocabulary of Western classical music, with Middle Eastern, Indian and North African melodic and rhythmic structures. Performing mostly original compositions, even while playing extremely complex melodies and time signatures, the trio always maintains a sense of accessibility, spontaneity and easy engagement with the audience. They have performed with jazz singer Lizz Wright, poet Robert Bly, Turkish instrumentalist Omar Faruk Tekbilek, bluegrass violinist Casey Driessen, flute virtuoso Rhonda Larson, Armenian singer Mariam Matossian, and Persian violinist Farzad Farhangi. In 2014, Free Planet Radio was awarded a prestigious grant from Chamber Music America commissioning and performances of a new set of works with the Opal String Quartet. In 2016, the trio travelled to the People’s Republic of China for a 20 city tour of their finest concert halls.
Emerging from three of the country’s finest music schools, Free Planet Radio consists of two-time Grammy winner Eliot Wadopian leaping effortlessly between rhythm and melody on electric and string basses; River Guerguerian on an extensive array of global percussion instruments including Middle Eastern frame drums and doumbek, the Indian kanjira, African djembe, and Western drum set; and Chris Rosser exploring melody on the 17-stringed Indian dotar, Turkish cumbus oud, guitar, piano and melodica.
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