Bulgaria 2013 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Piano Extravaganza Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria; September 29, 2013. Excellent stereo audio, extracted from HDTV broadcast.
Not so much a symphonic Pink Floyd but Pink Floyd on the piano.
Turkish pianist AyseDeniz Gokcin has become an unlikely sensation after her recording of legendary prog rock band Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick In The Wall’ was picked up by various online media across Europe, turning her rendition into a surprise hit. She told Intropia: “I was inspired by Liszt’s legacy, his showmanship as a touring pianist – he was one of the first to play to audiences as big as 3,000 people at a time. And I love Pink Floyd’s music.”
In October 2013, Gokcin had posted this Sofia concert on YouTube. Recorded at the Piano Extravaganza Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, it’s a 63-minute epic that tours the prog band’s history from tracks from 1975’s Wish You Were Here album to ‘On The Turning Away’, taken from their 1987 album A Momentary Lapse Of Reason. Gokcin uses ‘On The Turning Away’ as a basis for what she has termed a ‘Chopin Mashup’, which takes elements of the great Polish piano composer and fuses them with the Pink Floyd original. The concert comes ahead of a whole album of Pink Floyd reinterpretations, which was released in November 2013.
Thanks to stfine for sharing the HDTV broadcast on the net. One also wonders if this rip came from the YouTube clip as the highs tend to “bleed” slightly.
Track 01. Welcome To The Machine 4:39
Track 02. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 3:00
Track 03. Hey You ‘Lisztified’ 9:31
Track 04. Wish You Were Here ‘Lisztified’ 5:22
Track 05. Another Brick In The Wall ‘Lisztified’ 5:15
Track 06. Us And Them 4:04
Track 07. Comfortably Numb 6:16
Track 08. On The Turning Away and Chopin Mashup 2:36
Track 09. Shine On You Crazy Diamond 10:40
Track 10. High Hopes 7:15
Track 11. Another Brick In The Wall (partial) 2:59
AyseDeniz Gokcin – piano
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