‘I’m Finishing What He Started’: Ahmet Zappa On Bringing Frank’s Vision To Life
Ahead of ILMC this year, we got a chance to talk at length with reporter Jon Chapple over at IQ. We really loved this conversation and Jon got right to the heart what is so special about this show in his article.
“If Frank was alive, he’d have been really into this technology, and I think he’d have used it himself,” says Ahmet Zappa, speaking to IQ ahead of his appearance at ILMC alongside Jeff Pezzuti, CEO of Eyellusion, the production company behind the Frank Zappa hologram.
“The conversation started way before I met Jeff and we started working in earnest to do a show, when I was a young kid: Frank was a futurologist, and he would talk about having a hologram that could play shows around the world while he was at home working – a kind of world tour in a day…”
The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa – which promises guest appearances by long-time Zappa collaborators, as well as unseen footage and “circumstances, objects, places and subject matter” from the late singer’s music brought to life on stage – kicks off in the US on 19 April, at the 1,800-capacity Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York, playing shows along the eastern seaboard before heading to Europe in May. The first European date is at the Playhouse (3,059-cap.) in Edinburgh, with shows in London, Manchester, Ostend and Amsterdam also planned.
Head over to IQ to read the full article. Definitely worthy of your time!